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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine: 2015; 13(4): 215–216
DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(15)60168-6
Episiotomy is obsolete: cinnamon gel applied after episiotomy endangers lives
Judy Slome Cohain (Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel )
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Cohain JS. Episiotomy is obsolete: cinnamon gel applied after episiotomy endangers lives. J Integr Med. 2015; 13(4): 215–216.
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