oa South African Medical Journal - Basal-cell carcinoma: speculations on possible factors influencing its low incidence among the non-European races in South Africa

Volume 33, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The observations of a group of workers at a clinic conducted at Cape Town for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cutaneous neoplasms are discussed, with special reference to basal-cell carcinoma, its nature and its occurrence in sites where the sebaceous glands are most profuse and mainly on the parts of the body exposed to light.

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