oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Through the eyes of the beholder : my view of the history of the SEMDSA : guest editorial

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9677
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1009



I was encouraged to join the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) in 1971 as a medical registrar who had developed an interest in Endocrinology. At that time, the fledgling society, only six years old, had already been home to a number of individuals who had moved on to greener pastures overseas. In particular, both Arthur Rubenstein and Irving Spitz went on to establish enormous international reputations.

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