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Clinical Medicine

14 Jan 2012

Title: OGPL Child Health
ISBN: 9780199215683

Introduction:

OGPL Child Health is a publication of the Oxford Handbook (OHB) range written predominantly for GPs and other primary health care professionals who have to manage paediatric patients. It covers the majority of common conditions and presentations on a systematic basis with a view to diagnosis and management within the community.

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