Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: Flawed Data, Flawed Conclusions

@article{Marino1998DolphinAssistedTF,
  title={Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: Flawed Data, Flawed Conclusions},
  author={Lori Marino and Scott O. Lilienfeld},
  journal={Anthrozoos},
  year={1998},
  volume={11},
  pages={194-200}
}
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