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Westermark’s sign in submassive pulmonary embolism
  1. J W Booth1,
  2. R D Rakhit2,
  3. I Cropley3,
  4. J R Hurst1
  1. 1
    Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  1. Dr J R Hurst, Academic Unit of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF, UK; j.hurst{at}medsch.ucl.ac.uk

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