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Spinal cord injury : progress, promise, and priorities / Committee on Spinal Cord Injury, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health ; Catharyn T. Liverman … [et al.], editors.
p. ; cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-09585-9 (hardcover)
1. Spinal cord—Wounds and injuries. 2. Spinal cord—Wounds and injuries—Research—United States.
[DNLM: 1. Spinal Cord Injuries—United States. 2. Health Policy—United States. 3. Research—United States. 4. Research Support—United States. 5. State Government—United States. WL 400 S757764 2005] I. Liverman, Catharyn T. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Spinal Cord Injury.
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