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Suspected Case of Loxoscelism (Spider-bite) in a Dog

@article{Taylor1985SuspectedCO,
  title={Suspected Case of Loxoscelism (Spider-bite) in a Dog},
  author={Scott P. Taylor and J. H. Greve},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Education},
  year={1985},
  volume={47},
  pages={1}
}
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