Smoking cessation and elective surgery: the cleanest cut

Desmond O’Brien
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06558.x
Published online: 3 January 2005

Desmond O’Brien

  • The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031.


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