The whys of cancer quackery

@article{Lerner1984TheWO,
  title={The whys of cancer quackery},
  author={Irving Lerner},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1984},
  volume={53}
}
  • I. Lerner
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Medicine
  • Cancer
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