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A march of folly.

@article{Macdonald1998AMO,
  title={A march of folly.},
  author={Neil Macdonald},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 13},
  pages={
          1699-701
        }
}
  • N. Macdonald
  • Published 30 June 1998
  • Medicine
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
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