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Antipersonnel Land Mines: A Vector for Human Suffering

James C. Cobey, MD, MPH; and Nathaniel A. Raymond, BA
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Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(5):421-422. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-134-5-200103060-00015
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Antipersonnel land mines are an epidemic afflicting the world's poorest, war-wrecked nations, maiming and killing scores of civilians each year. Sleeping in the soil of over 88 countries, these mines are deadly remnants of past and present armed conflict (1). Not only do they kill or injure more than 2000 people per month, their very presence stymies efforts by developing nations to reclaim land for industry and agriculture.

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