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Sydney Leach. / J.P.Simons; C.Cockell.

I: Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc., Bind 69, 16.09.2020, s. 313-332.

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J.P.Simons & C.Cockell 2020, 'Sydney Leach', Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc., bind 69, s. 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2020.0018

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J.P.Simons, & C.Cockell (2020). Sydney Leach. Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc., 69, 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2020.0018

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J.P.Simons, C.Cockell. 2020. Sydney Leach. Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc. 69:313-332. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2020.0018

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J.P.Simons og C.Cockell. "Sydney Leach". Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc. 2020, 69. 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2020.0018

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J.P.Simons, C.Cockell. Sydney Leach. Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc. 2020 sep 16;69:313-332. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2020.0018

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J.P.Simons ; C.Cockell. / Sydney Leach. I: Biogr.Mems.Fell.R.Soc. 2020 ; Bind 69. s. 313-332.

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