oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Running the rat race : SASA refresher course texts

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



After spending nearly seven years in private practice in South Africa, I moved to the USA to work at a "non-profit" academic hospital. My chief reason for so doing was that I felt that my role in private practice assumed more and more that of being a living lubricant for the cogs of a conveyor belt that brought fabulous wealth, by the standards of most South Africans, to a number of our practice's important "customers" and my colleagues. And my role became less and less that of an anesthesiologist. However, with hindsight, in many respects, I have moved from one conveyor belt and industrial process, to another.

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