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Peaches and cream in a multi-ethnic society

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 10 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1752
  1. Pip Fisher, senior lecturer
  1. Division of Medical Education, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. pip.fisher{at}

We had worked systematically from general inspection to examination of the hands, taken the pulse, and now we were on the face. We were revising the signs of thyroid disease.

“Peaches and cream complexion in hypothyroidism.” offered one of the students.

The answer was correct according to the textbooks, but as I looked at the …

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