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Psychiatry, bio-epistemes and the making of adolescence in southern Brazil. / Behague, Dominique.

In: História, Ciencias, Saúde. Manguinhos , Vol. 23, No. 1, 24.03.2016, p. 131-54.

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Behague, D 2016, 'Psychiatry, bio-epistemes and the making of adolescence in southern Brazil', História, Ciencias, Saúde. Manguinhos , vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 131-54. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702016000100009

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Behague, D. (2016). Psychiatry, bio-epistemes and the making of adolescence in southern Brazil. História, Ciencias, Saúde. Manguinhos , 23(1), 131-54. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702016000100009

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Behague D. Psychiatry, bio-epistemes and the making of adolescence in southern Brazil. História, Ciencias, Saúde. Manguinhos . 2016 Mar 24;23(1):131-54. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702016000100009

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Behague, Dominique. / Psychiatry, bio-epistemes and the making of adolescence in southern Brazil. In: História, Ciencias, Saúde. Manguinhos . 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 131-54.

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