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Author reply to technical comment

Vol. 145 No. 0708 (2015)

Reply to letter to the Editor from S. C. Arya and N. Agarwal

  • Phung Lang
  • Christoph Hatz
  • Fabio Valeri
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14025


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