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Links need to be maintained with census definitions

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.426 (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:426
  1. Mark R D Johnson
  1. Senior research fellow University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

    EDITOR,—The definition and meaning of terms relating to race, ethnicity, and culture are issues to which social scientists have devoted hours and pages of thought. Some doubt whether they are indeed real entities (like “society”), but, as many studies have now shown, they are real in their effects. Kwame McKenzie and N S Crowcroft's editorial and “style guide” are helpful pointers out of the maze.1 2

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