Snake-bites : appraisal of the global situation / J. P. Chippaux
Other TitlesLes morsures de serpent : situation mondiale : résumé
Chippaux, J. P. (1998). Snake-bites : appraisal of the global situation / J. P. Chippaux. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/56029
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1998 ; 76(5) : 515-524
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