n South African Medical Journal - A School of Struggle : Durban's Medical School and the Education of Black Doctors, Vanessa Noble : izindaba : book review

Volume 104, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Vanessa Noble has pulled a rabbit out of a hat by weaving what is essentially a scholarly monograph into an extraordinarily vibrant narrative on the history of black medical training in South Africa, specifically at the University of Natal Medical School, now the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The book is exceptionally well researched from primary sources, with numerous references and footnotes, and yet written in a style that makes it a page-turner.

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