MICHAEL K. REES, M.D.
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REES MK. The Case of the Man Who Felt Too Well. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-133
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(1):133.
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