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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574


LOVELAND, J. A historical overview of paediatric surgery at Wits University: From embryo to adult. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2020, vol.110, n.8, pp.777-782. ISSN 2078-5135.

History provides wonderful insights into how society develops, providing innumerable lessons that can be used as individuals and institutions move into the future. The history of medicine provides particular value, yet it is so often overlooked by the present, society taking for granted what has often been a tremendous struggle to achieve. This overview of the history of paediatric surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand provides amazing insights into what has been achieved in a period spanning three centuries.

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