n South African Gastroenterology Review - Train the trainers : Opatija, Croatia April 2008

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



The passing of knowledge from one generation to the next is a medical tradition that we take for granted. This tradition connects the medical profession in a very tangible sense to the first healer who taught his apprentice how to tend sabre-tooth tiger wounds. I still remember being amazed when the professor guided my stethoscope to a blowing pansystolic murmur. Auditory imprinting and understanding followed. I could diagnose mitral regurgitation! In time I began to pass on this knowledge, while accepting that I will be a life-long student.

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