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Anatomy in Scotland. / Pryde, F. R.; Black, S. M.

In: Scottish Medical Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2005, p. 96-98.

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Pryde, FR & Black, SM 2005, 'Anatomy in Scotland', Scottish Medical Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 96-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/003693300505000302

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Pryde, F. R., & Black, S. M. (2005). Anatomy in Scotland. Scottish Medical Journal, 50(3), 96-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/003693300505000302

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Pryde FR, Black SM. Anatomy in Scotland. Scottish Medical Journal. 2005;50(3):96-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/003693300505000302

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Pryde, F. R. ; Black, S. M. / Anatomy in Scotland. In: Scottish Medical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 96-98.

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