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COMMENTARYApoptosis and racism: a long time coming and a long time going

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.01090005 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E59

COMMENTARY

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

The June 23rd issue of the BMJ included five papers and an editorial on apoptosis, one of which appears above. Below we reproduce Richard Smith's “Editor's choice” column from that issue. He comments on apoptosis and also refers to an editorial on racism in medicine in that same issue of the BMJ, which we republish in this issue of BMJ USA (BMJ USA p 437)—EDITOR

Apoptosis and racism: a long time coming and a long time going

Research in apoptosis—programmed cell death—“has become one of the hottest fields of biomedical research” (BMJ USA p 466). This theme issue explores what apoptosis means and will mean for …

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