Is Friday the 13th bad for your health?

@article{Scanlon1993IsFT,
  title={Is Friday the 13th bad for your health?},
  author={Thomas J. Scanlon and Robert N. Luben and Francesca Scanlon and Nicola Singleton},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={307},
  pages={1584 - 1586}
}
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