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A historical overview of paediatric surgery at Wits University: From embryo to adult

J Loveland

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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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J Loveland, Department of Paediatric Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Paediatric surgery; History; Wits; University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg

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South African Medical Journal 2020;110(8):777-782. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i8.14808

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Date submitted: 2020-07-29
Date published: 2020-07-29

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