Vol 3, No 3 (2018)
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Place of cervical collar in emergency medicine

Ruslan Yakubtsevich1, Dominika Dunder2, Kacper Kranc2, Michal Pruc2, Adam Pastucha2, Aleksandra Koldyj2
Disaster Emerg Med J 2018;3(3):108-109.


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