n South African Medical Journal - 100 years of UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences : editorial

Volume 102, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The University of Cape Town's Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) commemorates 100 years of existence on 6 June after the Medical School was founded with the opening of the Anatomical and Physiological Laboratories of the South African College at the Hiddingh Campus in the city. South Africans at the time had to go abroad for medical education and the strong call to establish a national medical school was countered by concerns that no school equal to the standard required by recognised universities of Great Britain could be established in the Cape Colony, which lacked staff and facilities for adequate clinical instruction (Howard Phillips, personal communication).

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