n South African Journal of Surgery - The value of research in surgery : D. J. du Plessis lecture

Volume 45, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



The D. J. du Plessis lecture of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa commemorates one of the most outstanding surgeons in South Africa. The title of this lecture is a subject that I have been deliberating on for some time. It poses a question that I have had to ask myself a number of times when inviting registrars and junior consultants to undertake research with me.

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