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More on preventing skin cancer

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1228 (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1228

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  1. John N Burry (burlep@ozemail.com.au), retired dermatologist
  1. PO Box 7177, Hutt Street Post Office. Adelaide, 5000 SA, Australia

    EDITOR—Procopio alleges that I wrote that people with black skin have been chosen to live in Australia because they are protected against skin cancer. I wrote that black people were chosen by natural selection to live in Australia but did not say why.

    Fifteen months after I had begun my systematic inquiry I read for amusement …

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