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Safety of silicone breast implants / Stuart Bondurant, Virginia Ernster, and Roger
Herdman, editors; Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants, Division of
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-06532-1 (hardcover)
1. Breast implants—Complications. 2. Silicones—Toxicology. 3. Mammaplasty. I.
Bondurant, Stuart. II. Ernster, Virginia L. III. Herdman, Roger. IV. Institute of
Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants.
[DNLM: 1. Breast Implants—adverse effects. 2. Safety. 3. Silicones—adverse effects.
WP 910 S128 1999]
RD539.8 .S24 1999
618.1'90592—dc21
                                                                                          99-040812

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