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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Division of Biobehavioral Sciences and
Mental Disorders. Committee to Study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Fetal alcohol syndrome: diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention, and
treatment / Committee to Study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Division of
Biobehavioral Sciences and Mental Disorders, Institute of Medicine;
Kathleen Stratton, Cynthia Howe, and Frederick Battaglia, editors.
"The project was supported by funds from the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (contract no. NO1-AA-4-1002)"T.p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Fetal alcohol syndrome. I. Stratton, Kathleen R. II. Howe,
Cynthia J. III. Battaglia, Frederick C., 1932- . IV. National
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.) V. Title.
[DNLM: 1. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. WQ 211 I59f 1995]
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