n South African Medical Journal - The first black doctors and their influence in South Africa : forum - medical history

Volume 105, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The early black doctors who qualified from foreign medical schools between 1883 and 1940 were pioneers in the history of South Africa. They made seminal contributions to the struggle against colonialism and apartheid, established the principle of fighting against racism in healthcare through the courts, and were trailblazers in academic medicine. They have bequeathed a remarkable legacy to the new South Africa.

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