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Earwax (cont.)

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Author: Gayle M Galletta, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


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Previous contributing editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James S Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC.

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