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Hachinski, Vladimir
December 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/11/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 12, p1621
Academic Journal
Presents a narrative of the author's experience of responding to medical emergencies on a flight. Attention given to a woman who had an allergic reaction to seafood; Response to a situation in which a man was unconscious; Attention given to a diabetic woman who was clutching her chest but denied any pain.


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