The Mind Doctor
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John Gill., & John Gill|AUTHOR. (2019). The Mind Doctor . Page Publishing, Inc..

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John Gill and John Gill|AUTHOR. 2019. The Mind Doctor. Page Publishing, Inc.

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Full titlemind doctor a revealing portrayal of psychopharmacology corruption
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