n South African Medical Journal - In memoriam : Ferdie Stern : forum

Volume 100, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Ferdie Stern passed away peacefully in Durban on 1 June 2010 in his 91st year, a victim of hairy cell leukaemia. His parents, Simon and Bertha, had emigrated from a small village, Rohatten, in Austria and settled in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape where they farmed. His father became mayor, but unfortunately died when Ferdie was only 8 years old. Ferdie was one of 7 children. His mother moved to Cape Town and managed to give all her children a university education.

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