Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field

  title={Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field},
  author={Anna J. Dare and Caris E. Grimes and Rowan D. Gillies and Sarah L.M. Greenberg and Lars Hagander and John G. Meara and Andrew J.M. Leather},
  journal={The Lancet},
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