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Current indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy Lieutenant

@inproceedings{Sharkey2001CurrentIF,
  title={Current indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy Lieutenant},
  author={Sarah Sharkey},
  year={2001}
}
medicine had its origins centuries ago, it is only in the last 40 years that good science has existed to support some of its current applications. A lack of soundly constructed scientific research, overenthusiastic reactions to isolated cases, public pressure and financial issues have all contributed to the scepticism which has influenced the acceptance of hyperbaric oxygen therapy into mainstream medicine. This review provides a brief outline of the history, physiological basis, current… 
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