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[Report on gastroenterological endoscopic activity in Hungary in 1991]

NAGY György1, JUHÁSZ László1

AUGUST 26, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(08)

[At the request and on behalf of the Endoscopic Section of the Hungarian Gastroenterological Society, we have collected the main data of the endoscopic activity in Hungary in 1991.]

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