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September 16, 1998

Emergency Medicine

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(11):967-968. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-11-jbk0916

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