Non‐conventional approaches to allergy testing: reconciling patient autonomy with medical practitioners’ concerns

@article{Mullins2005NonconventionalAT,
  title={Non‐conventional approaches to allergy testing: reconciling patient autonomy with medical practitioners’ concerns},
  author={Raymond J Mullins and Robert J. Heddle and Pete Smith},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2005},
  volume={183}
}
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