oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Gesondheid en die mediese professie in die Oranje-Vrystaat, 1864-1871

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



As was the case with so many other walks of life in the Orange Free State the medical profession had qualified as well as successful unqualified practitioners in its ranks. There were however also those who were a disgrace to the profession. Statements about excellent professional medical care on the one hand and third-rate medical and public health services on the other are equally false. Aspects such as disease, accidents and medicine are discussed to correct the abovementioned impression.

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