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Technical comment

Vol. 144 No. 3940 (2014)

Letter to the editor concerning: “Alcohol-attributable mortality in Switzerland in 2011 – age-specific causes of death and impact of heavy versus non-heavy drinking”

  • Josef G. Heckmann
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2014;144:w14028


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