n South African Journal of Psychiatry - A proud contribution : opinion

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... 56 opinion In the August 2004 issue of Medical Chronicle, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, Professor Thanyani Mariba, is described as 'passionate about academic medicine - and about being a role model to South Africa's future doctors'. He is quoted as saying: 'However I never went into medicine to make money. What message would I have been sending had I gone into private practice? That only patients who could afford my fees were deserving of my care? In effect I would have been telling the patients who couldn't afford to pay, ..

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