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Controversies in dermatology: the possible benefits of sunlight

In 1928, Dr G Findlay, working at the Imperial Cancer Research laboratories in London, showed that ultraviolet (UV) radiation was carcinogenic in mice. His work published in The Lancet confirmed the suspicions of doctors held over the previous 50 years: that sunlight could indeed be carcinogenic in a white-skinned population.
Dermatology in practice 2014; 20(2): 18–20
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