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Guidelines will encourage the thinking that underpins racism in medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:426
  1. Ikechukwu Obialo Azuonye
  1. Consultant psychiatrist South Western Hospital, London SW9 8EA

    EDITOR,—I am concerned that Kwame McKenzie and N S Crowcroft's editorial on the need to describe race, ethnicity, and culture in medical research will encourage prejudice.1 I am sure that that is not the authors' intention, but it is what they are most likely to accomplish if they continue in their present line of thought. They offer the spurious argument that “if researchers want to be able to compare results of studies now and …

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