n South African Medical Journal - Questioning the UCT Lung Institute : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



To the Editor: The enthusiastic account of the 10th anniversary of UCT's Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd in the June issue1 raises many questions. Is medicine a caring profession or a business? Is it desirable that the replication of such initiatives be encouraged? Is it possible to replicate it even if one wanted to? Is the Institute sustainable in the light of its dependence on the exceptional ability and determination of a unique individual?

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