oa South African Family Practice - Excerpt from a tribute to Dr James MacDonald Troup (11 November 1867 - 31 July 1945) : special feature
This excerpt is published in reference to the article on tick bite fever that is published in this edition of SA Family Practice. Troup and Pijper first described tick bite fever in South Africa and this piece eloquently describes the relationship between these two colleagues from 1920 to 1945. Dr Troup was a formidable family doctor in Pretoria; Dr Adrianus Pijper, a pathologist who settled in Pretoria in 1920 and brought with him the first pathology laboratory Pretoria had ever known. Up till then all laboratory specimens had to be sent to a Johannesburg laboratory with the unavoidable delay and other disadvantages attached to a postal laboratory service.
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