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Open Peer Review Reports for: A prospective cohort study of surgical treatment for back pain with degenerated discs; study protocol

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Original Submission
15 Apr 2005 Submitted Original manuscript
17 May 2005 Author responded Author comments - Brook Martin
Resubmission - Version 2
17 May 2005 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 May 2005 Editorially accepted
24 May 2005 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-6-24

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