TITLE

Large lung bullae in marijuana smokers

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Martin K.; Smith, Robin P.; Morrison, Douglas; Laszlo, Gabriel; White, Roger J.
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
Thorax;Apr2000, p340
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
No abstract available.
ACCESSION #
66877285

 

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