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Information for women about safety of silicone breast implants / Martha Grigg ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Derived from Safety of silicone breast implants.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06593-3

1. Breast Implants—Complications. 2. Silicones—Toxicology. 3. Mammaplasty. I. Grigg, Martha. II Institute of Medicine (U.S.)

[DNLM: 1. Breast Implants—adverse effects—Popular Works. 2. Silicone Gels—adverse effects—Popular Works. WP 910 I43 2000]

RD539.8 .I54 2000

618.1′90592—dc21

99-058759

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