n South African Medical Journal - R B K (Ron) Tucker (1929 - 2014) : izindaba - obituary

Volume 104, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



With Ron Tucker's passing, South Africa has lost one of her most distinguished physicians. Ron matriculated at Germiston High School in 1946 and, passionate about medicine but lacking the means to go straight to medical school, trained as a medical technologist at the South African Institute for Medical Research. He went to work on the Copperbelt in what was then Northern Rhodesia, and after four years had saved enough to enrol at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he graduated in 1959.

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