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Suspected non-accidental injury and whirlpool use
  1. L Perera,
  2. I Pollock
  1. Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, Barnet, Herts, UK
  1. Leonie Perera, Department of Paediatrics, Barnet General Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Herts EN5 3DJ, UK; leonieperera{at}

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