Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1991

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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75-144 p. ; 23 cm.

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Greyson, Bruce Winter 1991.

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  • Greyson, Bruce Bruce Greyson, M.D., University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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75-144 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799408

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 70

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Greyson, Bruce. Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 1991, periodical, Winter 1991; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799408/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .