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A Sudden Outbreak of Illness Suggestive of Mass Hysteria in Schoolchildren

Gary W. Small, MD; David T. Feinberg, MD; David Steinberg, MD; Mark T. Collins

Arch Fam Med. 1994;3(8):711-716.

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