Long-acting oily chloramphenicol for meningococcal meningitis

@article{Lewis1998LongactingOC,
  title={Long-acting oily chloramphenicol for meningococcal meningitis},
  author={Rosamund F. Lewis and F Dorlencourt and Jacques Pinel},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352}
}
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