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The Evolution and Impact of Acute Stroke Units on Outcome in Stroke Patients

  • John W. Norris (a1) and Vladimir Hachinski (a2)
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Clinical Neuroscience, St. Georges Medical School, Montréal, University of London, London, SW7 3NT, UK

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