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The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine
Stephen P Myers, Charlie C Xue, Marc M Cohen, Kerryn L Phelps and George T Lewith
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (2): 69-70.
Stephen P Myers, BMed, ND, PhD, Professor of Complementary Medicine and Director1
Charlie C Xue, BMed, PhD, Professor and Head2
Marc M Cohen, BMedSc(Hons), MB BS(Hons), PhD, Professor,2 and Board Member and Past President3
Kerryn L Phelps, MB BS, FRACGP, President,3 and Conjoint Professor4
George T Lewith, MD, FRCP, MRCGP, Professor of Health Research5
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