Not which forceps, but whether forceps?

  • Timothy P. Turkstra


Conflict of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy P. Turkstra
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  1. 1.London Health Sciences CentreUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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