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Race may be hard to define

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1405
  1. Carol Orchard
  1. Senior researcher National Casemix Office, Winchester SO22 5DH

    EDITOR,—One can classify pretty well anything as long as one has a clear idea of the purpose and axes of the classification: books, plants, racehorses, diseases—even humans.1 If educational planners were classifying humans they might choose first language as …

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