The mysterious practice of petrol sniffing in isolated Indigenous groups
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Special Issue: Special Indigenous Health Issue
Volume 46, Issue 9, pages 510–515, September 2010
How to Cite
Cairney, S. and Dingwall, K. (2010), The mysterious practice of petrol sniffing in isolated Indigenous groups. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46: 510–515. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01850.x
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2010
- Accepted for publication 2 March 2010.
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