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The Extended Munchausen Syndrome: A Family Case

  • Dorothy Black (a1)


The Munchausen syndrome was first described by a physician (Asher, 1951), the classical criteria being exaggerated symptoms, factitious physical signs, and the tendency to wander between hospitals (Bursten, 1965).



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The Extended Munchausen Syndrome: A Family Case

  • Dorothy Black (a1)
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