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VOLUME 46 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2012 ) > List of Articles


Nazi Eponyms in Medicine

SK Jindal

Citation Information : Jindal S. Nazi Eponyms in Medicine. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2012; 46 (4).

DOI: 10.5005/jpmer-46-4-v

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


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