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Go back to the future

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6834
  1. Raj S Bhopal, professor of public health1
  1. 1Public Health Sciences Section, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
  1. raj.bhopal{at}

Stephenson and Stephenson’s arguments made me reflect on my experience.1 I came from an Indian immigrant family that settled in the inner city slums of Glasgow in the 1950s. My parents had four years of primary schooling combined.

I went to Edinburgh University Medical School in 1971 (no …

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