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Frantz Fanon and the confluence of psychiatry, politics, ethics and culture

  • Michael Robertson (a1) (a2) and Garry Walter (a3) (a4) (a5)
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Dr Michael Robertson, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, K25, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia Tel:+61290363405 Fax:+61290363436 E-mail:
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