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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1363 (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1363
  1. Jonathan Rees
  1. 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 …

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