Medical use of diacetylmorphine (heroin): submitted bу the Delegation of the United States of America
World Health Assembly, 6. (1953). Medical use of diacetylmorphine (heroin): submitted bу the Delegation of the United States of America. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/101785
Description(Provisional Agenda item: 6.5.3)
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