n Historia - Providing eye care on the periphery
Erika Sutter: Seen with Other Eyes - Memories of a Swiss Eye Doctor in Rural South Africa, Gertrud Stiehle : book review

Volume 60, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



This book uses a biographical lens to trace the life story of a Swiss-born woman, Erika Sutter. Born and raised in Basel, in the early 1950s she decided to leave Switzerland to work in South Africa, at first as a laboratory technician at Elim Mission Hospital in the Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province), and later, after obtaining medical school training, as a doctor at this same hospital.

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