n South African Journal of Surgery - Breast cancer - diet to genes : presented at the Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town, 20 July 2005 : Penman lecture




Frank Garfield Penman was a solicitor from England who died while on holiday in Cape Town in March 1963. Under a deed dated 9 November 1965, his widow Robina Douglas Penman established a Trust in his memory - the Penman Memorial Foundation. The object of the Foundation initially included scholarships to assist postgraduate medical students from South Africa, and in particular from Cape Town, to obtain teaching and further experience in the UK. Later, the Frank Penman Travelling Fellowship was established (the Visiting Professorship) to advance medical knowledge and practice in surgery by enabling a surgeon from the UK to give lectures and teach for a period of several weeks in South Africa. This paper is based on a lecture given on 20 July 2005 as part of the Penman Memorial Foundation Visiting Professorship to Cape Town.


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