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Articles| June 01 1998
Tetanus: critical implications for nursing
Crit Care Nurse (1998) 18 (3): 44–49.
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CS Boyles, MH Mills, P Trupiano; Tetanus: critical implications for nursing. Crit Care Nurse 1 June 1998; 18 (3): 44–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19184.108.40.206
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