FETAL "SOAP" ADDICTION

@article{Hepper1988FETALA,
  title={FETAL "SOAP" ADDICTION},
  author={Peter G. Hepper},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1988},
  volume={331},
  pages={1347-1348}
}
  • P. Hepper
  • Published 11 June 1988
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet

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