The traditional white coat: goodbye, or au revoir?

  title={The traditional white coat: goodbye, or au revoir?},
  author={The Lancet},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • T. Lancet
  • Published 5 October 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet

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