Science, hospice, and terminal dehydration

@article{Baumrucker1999ScienceHA,
  title={Science, hospice, and terminal dehydration},
  author={Steven J. Baumrucker},
  journal={American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={16},
  pages={502 - 503}
}
  • S. Baumrucker
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
3 Citations

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