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The Status and Distinct Characteristics of Endocrine Diseases in North Korean Articles Published between 2006 and 2015

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Endocrinology and Metabolism
路 DOI :10.3803/EnM.2018.33.2.268
Kyeong Jin Kim5
Estimated H-index: 5
(KU: Korea University),
Shin Ha2
Estimated H-index: 2
(KU: Korea University)
+ 2 AuthorsSin Gon Kim35
Estimated H-index: 35
(KU: Korea University)
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