n South African Journal of Surgery - The humanity of it all : exposing love, life, work and stupidity : Charles F M Saint Lecture

Volume 51, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



What an honour it is to have been asked to deliver the 4th Saint Lecture, named after Professor Charles F M Saint, a visionary surgeon whose stature in the South African surgical community is legendary. A brief glance at previous Saint lecturers (2007, Professor Bernard Ribeiro; 2009, Professor L D Britt; 2011, Professor Ara Darzi) immediately gives one a sense of purpose to advance an issue of importance to surgeons.

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