The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study

@article{Hotopf2006TheHO,
  title={The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study},
  author={Matthew Hotopf and Lisa Hull and Nicola T. Fear and Tess Browne and Oded Horn and Amy C. Iversen and Margaret Jones and Dominic Murphy and Duncan Bland and Mark Earnshaw and Neil Greenberg and Jamie Hacker Hughes and A Rosemary Tate and Christopher Dandeker and Roberto J. Rona and Simon Wessely},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={1731-1741}
}

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