Snake bite

@article{Warrell2010SnakeB,
  title={Snake bite},
  author={David A. Warrell},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={375},
  pages={77-88}
}
  • D. Warrell
  • Published 8 January 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet

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