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My mother's legs
  1. Saumya Jaimini Dave
  1. Correspondence to Saumya Jaimini Dave, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 110 Pinyon Pine Circle, Apt. 2202, Athens, GA 30606, USA; Saumya.dave{at}

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