DISH at Merton Priory: evidence for a "new" occupational disease?

  title={DISH at Merton Priory: evidence for a "new" occupational disease?},
  author={Tony Waldron},
  journal={British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)},
  pages={1762 - 1763}
  • T. Waldron
  • Published 21 December 1985
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)
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