Steven E. Weinberger, MD; David B. Hoyt, MD; Hal C. Lawrence, III, MD; Saul Levin, MD, MPA; Douglas E. Henley, MD; Errol R. Alden, MD; Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA; Georges C. Benjamin, MD; William C. Hubbard, JD
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Weinberger SE, Hoyt DB, Lawrence HC, Levin S, Henley DE, Alden ER, et al. Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:322-323. doi: 10.7326/L15-5124
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(4):322-323.
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