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Decontamination of multiple casualties who are chemically contaminated : a challenge for acute hospitals. / Clarke, S.F.; Chilcott, Robert; Wilson, J.C.; Kamanyire, R.; Baker, D.J.; Hallett, A.

In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 175-181.

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Clarke, SF, Chilcott, R, Wilson, JC, Kamanyire, R, Baker, DJ & Hallett, A 2008, 'Decontamination of multiple casualties who are chemically contaminated: a challenge for acute hospitals', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 175-181.

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Clarke, S. F., Chilcott, R., Wilson, J. C., Kamanyire, R., Baker, D. J., & Hallett, A. (2008). Decontamination of multiple casualties who are chemically contaminated: a challenge for acute hospitals. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 23(2), 175-181.

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Clarke, S.F. ; Chilcott, Robert ; Wilson, J.C. ; Kamanyire, R. ; Baker, D.J. ; Hallett, A. / Decontamination of multiple casualties who are chemically contaminated : a challenge for acute hospitals. In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 175-181.

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