SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
RODE, Heinz and MILLAR, Alastair J W. Our surgical heritage: the role of the Department of Paediatric Surgery in the development of paediatric surgery in Cape Town, in Africa, and around the world. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 409-411. ISSN 2078-5135.
The Department of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Cape Town has made a remarkable contribution to the academic body of knowledge of Paediatric Surgery both in South Africa and around the world. It has played a key role in the development of the specialty in South Africa and through the South African diaspora has trained many paediatric surgeons who have made their mark internationally. More recently it has become a major focus of teaching and training for African paediatric surgeons. This article traces this legacy through its origins in the early 1920s to its current prominent position in the world paediatric surgical community.