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Fillers One hundred years ago

Ruminant and other sucking animals

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:29

It seems to be a natural instinct, possibly a relic of a ruminant ancestry, that the human animal should chew something. This applies more particularly to children and others whose power of inhibition has not been adequately …

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