Author's replyBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1363 (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1363
- Jonathan Rees
- Professor of dermatology University Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP
EDITOR,—I am saddened but not entirely surprised by the comments from Rona M MacKie and colleagues, which if nothing else provide an example of what I referred to in my final paragraph when I said that “the antithesis of science is not art but politics”1—in this case the politics of the prevention of skin cancer. I would, however, like to correct them on several points and disagree with them on others.
Firstly, I did not argue, as …