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A case of paraquat burns following an industrial accident
  1. M Rahman,
  2. D M Lewis,
  3. K Allison
  1. Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  1. Mr M Rahman, Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia; mmrahman{at}

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