Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people

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Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people. / Christensen, Christa Lykke.

In: N O R D I C O M Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, 06.11.2019, p. 111.

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Christensen, CL 2019, 'Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people', N O R D I C O M Review, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 111.

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Christensen, C. L. (2019). Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people. N O R D I C O M Review, 40(2), 111.

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Christensen CL. Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people. N O R D I C O M Review. 2019 Nov 6;40(2):111.

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Christensen, Christa Lykke. / Visualising old age. Photographs of older people on the website of the DaneAge Association for older people. In: N O R D I C O M Review. 2019 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 111.

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