Normal Organ Weights in Men: Part II—The Brain, Lungs, Liver, Spleen, and Kidneys

  title={Normal Organ Weights in Men: Part II—The Brain, Lungs, Liver, Spleen, and Kidneys},
  author={D. Kimberley Molina and Vincent J M Dimaio},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
  • D. Molina, V. Dimaio
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
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