oa South African Family Practice - The Grand Vizier and the new African model of medical practice : peripheralia

Volume 54, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



In 1970, more than 40 years ago, I was an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar at Edendale Hospital near Pietermaritzburg. Each day, it was very busy and crowded with gynaecology outpatients. They included both referred and emergencies cases from the towns and rural areas of inland Natal. To cope with the numbers, someone had designed the handling of the gynaecological outpatients so that one registrar could manage all the cases efficiently and with a minimal waiting time.

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