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Assessing the Driving Ability of the Elderly A Preliminary Investigation by Ellen D. Taira

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Published by Haworth Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Care of the elderly,
  • Roadcraft, driving & the Highway Code,
  • Gerontology,
  • Older automobile drivers,
  • Medical / Nursing

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8329163M
ISBN 100866568956
ISBN 109780866568951
OCLC/WorldCa18987184

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