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Management of severe pain in terminal care. / Bennett, Michael I.

In: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.02.2005, p. 65-68.

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Bennett, MI 2005, 'Management of severe pain in terminal care.', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 65-68. https://doi.org/10.1383/anes.6.2.65.59088

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Bennett MI. Management of severe pain in terminal care. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. 2005 Feb 1;6(2):65-68. https://doi.org/10.1383/anes.6.2.65.59088

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Bennett, Michael I. / Management of severe pain in terminal care. In: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 65-68.

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