Dr Melissa Kang

Senior Lecturer
General Practice, Westmead Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9845 8246
Fax +61 2 9845 8166

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Selected grants

2006

  • Interactive, internet-based education and information for young people about Chlamydia trachomatis; Kang M, Blemings K, Pannifex S; Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Asthma Management Program - Cat3.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2008). Adolescent Health: Enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, GP Resource Kit 2nd Edition. Sydney: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Kang, M., Remond, L. (2005). Dolly Doctor: the boy book. ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Magazine Staff, D., Remond, L., Kang, M. (2005). Dolly Doctor: your body your life - every question answered. Australia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2004). Adolescent health: enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds: A Resource Kit for GPs. Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.

Book Chapters

  • Grover, S., Kang, M. (2013). Adolescent gynaecology. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 170-191). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Bateson, D. (2013). Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 307-332). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Kang, M., Sanders, J. (2013). Medicolegal issues in adolescent health care. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 66-75). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Williams, H., Kang, M., Skinner, R. (2013). Sexual and reproductive health. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 192-214). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M. (2013). The health of Australian young people. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 20-32). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2013). Youth-friendly practice. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 51-65). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M. (2012). Adolescent sexual health. In D. Russell, D. Bradford, C. (Eds.), Sexual Health Medicine, (pp. 332-340). East Hawthorne, Victoria: IP Communications.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2011). Adolescent Health and Development. In Phelps K, Hassed C (Eds.), General Practice: the integrative approach, (pp. 805-813). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2009). Adolescent medicine and the primary health care system. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 219-224). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2009). Promoting cultural competency in adolescent health care. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 189-203). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2009). Young people and sexually transmitted infections. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 205-215). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care. In Donald E. Greydanus (Eds.), Essentials of Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 43-50). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2001). Adolescence. In Kim Oates, Kathryn Currow & Wendy Hu (Eds.), Child Health: A Practical Manual for General Practice. Australia: MacLennan & Petty.

Journals

  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2014). Sexual behaviour, sexually transmitted infections and attitudes to chlamydia testing among a unique national sample of young Australians: baseline data from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14(12), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Kang, M. (2013). A young woman with vulvovaginal and urinary symptoms. Medicine Today, 14(12), 58-59.
  • Abbott, P., Dadich, A., Hosseinzadeh, H., Kang, M., Hu, W., Bourne, C., Murray, C., Reath, J. (2013). Practice nurses and sexual health care: Enhancing team care within general practice. Australian Family Physician, 42(10), 729-733. [More Information]
  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Sanci, L., Kang, M., Bennett, D. (2013). The promise of primary health reform for youth health. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 887-890. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Skinner, R., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2012). Facilitating chlamydia testing among young people: a randomised controlled trial in cyberspace. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(8), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Cummings, M., Kang, M. (2012). Youth health services: Improving access to primary care. Australian Family Physician, 41(5), 339-341.
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Usherwood, T. (2010). Interventions for young people in Australia to reduce HIV and sexually transmissible infections: a systematic review. Sexual Health, 7(2), 107-128. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Cannon, B., Remond, L., Quine, S. (2009). 'Is it normal to feel these questions .?': a content analysis of the health concerns of adolescent girls writing to a magazine. Family Practice: an international journal, 26(3), 196-203. [More Information]
  • Ramanathan, V., Kang, M., Jeganathan, S., Jackson, E., Lagios, K., Furner, V. (2008). Accessibility and acceptability of public sexual health clinics for adult clients in New South Wales, Australia. Sexual Health, 5(3), 305-306. [More Information]
  • Zakher, B., Kang, M. (2008). Attitudes to chlamydia screening in general practice among Australian university students: a pilot study. Sexual Health, 5(4), 359-363. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Knox, S., Kang, M. (2008). Encounters between adolescents and general practice in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44, 699-705. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2007). Primary health care for young people in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 229-234. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Foran, T. (2007). Sex, contraception and health. Australian Family Physician, 36(8), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2007). Sexually transmitted infections. Initiatives for prevention. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M., Rosenthal, S. (2007). Vaccinating young adults against human papillomavirus: the importance of understanding health decision-making and behaviour. Sexual Health, 4(2), 129-132. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M. (2006). Human papillomavirus prevalence in Canberra high school students: significance for vaccination strategies and adolescent health[Letter]. Sexual Health, 3, 299-300. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Johnston, V., Jackson, J., Freedman, E., Brown, K., Mindel, A. (2006). Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among 'high risk' young people in New South Wales. Sexual Health, 3(4), 253-254. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Primary health care for young people: are there models of service delivery that improve access and quality? Youth Studies Australia, 25(2), 49-59.
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Towards better practice in primary health care settings for young people. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(2), 139-144. [More Information]
  • Kang, M. (2005). Age of consent laws: puritan notions of right and wrong. On Line Opinion.
  • Kang, M. (2005). Being "Dolly Doctor". Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 415-415. [More Information]
  • Sanci, L., Sawyer, S., Kang, M., Haller, D., Patton, G. (2005). Confidential health care for adolescents: reconciling clinical evidence with family values. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 410-414. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Chown, P., Kang, M. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care - Clinical Update. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 436-438. [More Information]
  • Sanci, L., Kang, M., Ferguson, B. (2005). Ferguson BJ. Improving adolescents' access to primary health care- Editorial. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 416-417.
  • Sanci, L., Kang, M., Ferguson, B. (2005). Improving adolescents'' access to primary health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 416.
  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2004). Access To Health Care Among Australian Adolescents Young People'S Perspectives And Their Sociodemographic Distribution. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D., Booth, M. (2004). Access To Primary Health Care For Australian Adolescents: How Congruent Are The Perspectives Of Health Service Providers And Young People, And Does It Matter? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 487-492.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Kakakios, M. (2004). Collaborative strategies for improving the health of young people. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 9(4), 295-302.
  • Kang, M. (2004). Confessions of medical mother. Medical Journal of Australia, 181(7), 394-394.
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D. (2003). Access to primary health care for Australian young people: service provider perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, 53(497), 947-952.
  • Quine, S., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2003). Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison. Rural and Remote Health, 245(3 (online)), 1-11.
  • Kang, M. (2003). Protecting young women from sexual harm requires a supportive approach. On Line Opinion.
  • Kang, M. (2002). An approach to adolescent drug use. Australian Family Physician, 31(1), 14-17.
  • Kang, M. (2002). Substance abuse in teenagers – trends and consequences. Australian Family Physician, 31(1), 8-11.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Kang, M. (2006). Let's talk about sex…. Sydney’s Child, Melbourne’s Child, Brisbane’s Child, Perth’s Child, Adelaide’s Child.
  • Kang, M. (2006). Underage cocktail. The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum.

Report

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2005). Better Practice in Youth Health: final report on the research study Access to health care among young people in New South Wales: Phase 2.
  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Beasley, L., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2002). Access to health care among NSW adolescents: Phase 1 Final Report.

Other

  • Kang, M. (2006), Adolescent Health II.
  • Kang, M. (2006), Adolescent Health.

2014

  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2014). Sexual behaviour, sexually transmitted infections and attitudes to chlamydia testing among a unique national sample of young Australians: baseline data from a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14(12), 1-12. [More Information]

2013

  • Kang, M. (2013). A young woman with vulvovaginal and urinary symptoms. Medicine Today, 14(12), 58-59.
  • Grover, S., Kang, M. (2013). Adolescent gynaecology. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 170-191). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Bateson, D. (2013). Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. In Steibeck, K; Kohn, M. (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 307-332). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Kang, M., Sanders, J. (2013). Medicolegal issues in adolescent health care. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 66-75). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Abbott, P., Dadich, A., Hosseinzadeh, H., Kang, M., Hu, W., Bourne, C., Murray, C., Reath, J. (2013). Practice nurses and sexual health care: Enhancing team care within general practice. Australian Family Physician, 42(10), 729-733. [More Information]
  • Williams, H., Kang, M., Skinner, R. (2013). Sexual and reproductive health. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 192-214). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M. (2013). The health of Australian young people. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 20-32). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Sanci, L., Kang, M., Bennett, D. (2013). The promise of primary health reform for youth health. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 887-890. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2013). Youth-friendly practice. In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 51-65). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2012

  • Kang, M. (2012). Adolescent sexual health. In D. Russell, D. Bradford, C. (Eds.), Sexual Health Medicine, (pp. 332-340). East Hawthorne, Victoria: IP Communications.
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Skinner, R., Mindel, A., Webb, M., Peat, J., Usherwood, T. (2012). Facilitating chlamydia testing among young people: a randomised controlled trial in cyberspace. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(8), 568-573. [More Information]
  • Cummings, M., Kang, M. (2012). Youth health services: Improving access to primary care. Australian Family Physician, 41(5), 339-341.

2011

  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2011). Adolescent Health and Development. In Phelps K, Hassed C (Eds.), General Practice: the integrative approach, (pp. 805-813). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone.

2010

  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Usherwood, T. (2010). Interventions for young people in Australia to reduce HIV and sexually transmissible infections: a systematic review. Sexual Health, 7(2), 107-128. [More Information]

2009

  • Kang, M., Cannon, B., Remond, L., Quine, S. (2009). 'Is it normal to feel these questions .?': a content analysis of the health concerns of adolescent girls writing to a magazine. Family Practice: an international journal, 26(3), 196-203. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2009). Adolescent medicine and the primary health care system. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 219-224). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2009). Promoting cultural competency in adolescent health care. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 189-203). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2009). Young people and sexually transmitted infections. In David Bennett, Susan Towns, Elizabeth Elliott, Joav Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 205-215). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

2008

  • Ramanathan, V., Kang, M., Jeganathan, S., Jackson, E., Lagios, K., Furner, V. (2008). Accessibility and acceptability of public sexual health clinics for adult clients in New South Wales, Australia. Sexual Health, 5(3), 305-306. [More Information]
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2008). Adolescent Health: Enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds, GP Resource Kit 2nd Edition. Sydney: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Zakher, B., Kang, M. (2008). Attitudes to chlamydia screening in general practice among Australian university students: a pilot study. Sexual Health, 5(4), 359-363. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Knox, S., Kang, M. (2008). Encounters between adolescents and general practice in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44, 699-705. [More Information]

2007

  • Kang, M., Sanci, L. (2007). Primary health care for young people in Australia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 229-234. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Skinner, R., Foran, T. (2007). Sex, contraception and health. Australian Family Physician, 36(8), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Parsons, A., Kang, M., Williams, H., Fairley, C. (2007). Sexually transmitted infections. Initiatives for prevention. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(3), 285-294. [More Information]
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M., Rosenthal, S. (2007). Vaccinating young adults against human papillomavirus: the importance of understanding health decision-making and behaviour. Sexual Health, 4(2), 129-132. [More Information]

2006

  • Kang, M. (2006), Adolescent Health II.
  • Kang, M. (2006), Adolescent Health.
  • Skinner, R., Kang, M. (2006). Human papillomavirus prevalence in Canberra high school students: significance for vaccination strategies and adolescent health[Letter]. Sexual Health, 3, 299-300. [More Information]
  • Kang, M. (2006). Let's talk about sex…. Sydney’s Child, Melbourne’s Child, Brisbane’s Child, Perth’s Child, Adelaide’s Child.
  • Kang, M., Rochford, A., Johnston, V., Jackson, J., Freedman, E., Brown, K., Mindel, A. (2006). Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among 'high risk' young people in New South Wales. Sexual Health, 3(4), 253-254. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Primary health care for young people: are there models of service delivery that improve access and quality? Youth Studies Australia, 25(2), 49-59.
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2006). Towards better practice in primary health care settings for young people. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(2), 139-144. [More Information]
  • Kang, M. (2006). Underage cocktail. The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum.

2005

  • Kang, M. (2005). Age of consent laws: puritan notions of right and wrong. On Line Opinion.
  • Kang, M. (2005). Being "Dolly Doctor". Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 415-415. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Usherwood, T., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Kerr-Roubicek, H., Elliott, A., Bennett, D. (2005). Better Practice in Youth Health: final report on the research study Access to health care among young people in New South Wales: Phase 2.
  • Sanci, L., Sawyer, S., Kang, M., Haller, D., Patton, G. (2005). Confidential health care for adolescents: reconciling clinical evidence with family values. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 410-414. [More Information]
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Chown, P. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care. In Donald E. Greydanus (Eds.), Essentials of Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 43-50). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division.
  • Bennett, D., Chown, P., Kang, M. (2005). Cultural diversity in adolescent health care - Clinical Update. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 436-438. [More Information]
  • Kang, M., Remond, L. (2005). Dolly Doctor: the boy book. ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Magazine Staff, D., Remond, L., Kang, M. (2005). Dolly Doctor: your body your life - every question answered. Australia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Sanci, L., Kang, M., Ferguson, B. (2005). Ferguson BJ. Improving adolescents' access to primary health care- Editorial. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 416-417.
  • Sanci, L., Kang, M., Ferguson, B. (2005). Improving adolescents'' access to primary health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8), 416.

2004

  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2004). Access To Health Care Among Australian Adolescents Young People'S Perspectives And Their Sociodemographic Distribution. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(1), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D., Booth, M. (2004). Access To Primary Health Care For Australian Adolescents: How Congruent Are The Perspectives Of Health Service Providers And Young People, And Does It Matter? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 487-492.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Sanci, L., Newnham, V., Bennett, D. (2004). Adolescent health: enhancing the skills of General Practitioners in caring for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds: A Resource Kit for GPs. Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health and Transcultural Mental Health Centre.
  • Bennett, D., Kang, M., Alperstein, G., Kakakios, M. (2004). Collaborative strategies for improving the health of young people. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 9(4), 295-302.
  • Kang, M. (2004). Confessions of medical mother. Medical Journal of Australia, 181(7), 394-394.

2003

  • Kang, M., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Quine, S., Alperstein, G., Usherwood, T., Bennett, D. (2003). Access to primary health care for Australian young people: service provider perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, 53(497), 947-952.
  • Quine, S., Bernard, D., Booth, M., Kang, M., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2003). Health and access issues among Australian adolescents: a rural-urban comparison. Rural and Remote Health, 245(3 (online)), 1-11.
  • Kang, M. (2003). Protecting young women from sexual harm requires a supportive approach. On Line Opinion.

2002

  • Booth, M., Bernard, D., Quine, S., Kang, M., Beasley, L., Usherwood, T., Alperstein, G., Bennett, D. (2002). Access to health care among NSW adolescents: Phase 1 Final Report.
  • Kang, M. (2002). An approach to adolescent drug use. Australian Family Physician, 31(1), 14-17.
  • Kang, M. (2002). Substance abuse in teenagers – trends and consequences. Australian Family Physician, 31(1), 8-11.

2001

  • Bennett, D., Kang, M. (2001). Adolescence. In Kim Oates, Kathryn Currow & Wendy Hu (Eds.), Child Health: A Practical Manual for General Practice. Australia: MacLennan & Petty.

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