The problem with antibiotics

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The problem with antibiotics. / Darrow, Jonathan; Minssen, Timo.

In: The Economist, Vol. 431, No. 9144, 05.2019, p. 20.

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Darrow, J & Minssen, T 2019, 'The problem with antibiotics', The Economist, vol. 431, no. 9144, pp. 20.

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Darrow, J., & Minssen, T. (2019). The problem with antibiotics. The Economist, 431(9144), 20.

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Darrow J, Minssen T. The problem with antibiotics. The Economist. 2019 May;431(9144):20.

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Darrow, Jonathan ; Minssen, Timo. / The problem with antibiotics. In: The Economist. 2019 ; Vol. 431, No. 9144. pp. 20.

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