Acta Med. 2006, 49: 219-226

Paleopathological Findings of Dry Skulls with Plagiocephaly

Blanka Pospíšilová, Olga Procházková

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Department of Anatomy, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received November 1, 2006
Accepted December 1, 2006


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