The euthanasia law in Belgium and the Netherlands

@article{Deliens2003TheEL,
  title={The euthanasia law in Belgium and the Netherlands},
  author={Luc Deliens and Gerrit van der Wal},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362},
  pages={1239-1240}
}
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