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Thoughts from Southern Africa
  1. David Bass
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa (Tel: +27-21-658 5199, fax: +27-21-689 1287, e-mail:

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