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Osborn waves of hypothermia
  1. Pradhum Ram,
  2. Gemlyn George
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pradhum Ram, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA; rampradhum{at}

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