Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.

@article{Saper2004HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.},
  author={R. Saper and S. Kales and J. Paquin and M. Burns and D. Eisenberg and Roger B. Davis and R. Phillips},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={292 23},
  pages={
          2868-73
        }
}
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