Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories"

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Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories". / Kuan, Teresa; Gron, Lone.

In: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vol. 41, No. 2, 06.2017, p. 185-201.

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Kuan, T & Gron, L 2017, 'Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories"', Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 185-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-017-9534-y

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Kuan, T., & Gron, L. (2017). Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 41(2), 185-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-017-9534-y

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Kuan T, Gron L. 2017. Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 41(2):185-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-017-9534-y

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Kuan, Teresa and Lone Gron. "Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories"". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2017, 41(2). 185-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-017-9534-y

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Kuan T, Gron L. Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories". Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;41(2):185-201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-017-9534-y

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Kuan, Teresa ; Gron, Lone. / Introduction to "Moral (and Other) Laboratories". In: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2017 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 185-201.

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