Dangers of research into chronic fatigue syndrome

@article{Hawkes2011DangersOR,
  title={Dangers of research into chronic fatigue syndrome},
  author={Nigel Hawkes},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={342}
}
  • N. Hawkes
  • Published 22 June 2011
  • Psychology
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
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