Corpus ID: 85879416

Bites and Stings

  title={Bites and Stings},
  author={S. Adams},
Auckland. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Accident and Medical Practitioners Association (JAMPA). Dr Adams is an enthusiastic windsurfer and Scuba diver and hence has personally suffered injuries from all the creatures described below, except Scorpaena (although he did once put his hand on one in error). 
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