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Seamless Suits: Reducing Personnel Contamination Through Improved Personal Protective Equipment Design

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Thriveen S.C. Mana (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a3) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a2)...
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Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com).

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Seamless Suits: Reducing Personnel Contamination Through Improved Personal Protective Equipment Design

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Thriveen S.C. Mana (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a3) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a2)...

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