SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
HOFFMAN, M; COETZEE, D; HODES, R and LONDON, L. From comprehensive medicine to public health at the University of Cape Town: A 40-year journey. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 442-446. ISSN 2078-5135.
We explore the history of the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and its relationship to changes in the understanding of the role of public health both nationally and internationally. We draw from primary and secondary sources to trace the emergence, growth and development of the School, and to situate these processes within the socio-political, clinical and public health contexts in South Africa and internationally