To the Editor: Thank you for your article in the latest South African Family Practice. I have worked as a general practitioner (GP) in Canada and Ireland, where the duties of a GP are clear. I was a GP in South Africa for 25 years too.
I have now been recovering from resource-poor settings for several years. It has been a slow recovery from 22 years of victims of motor vehicle accidents arriving at midnight, the 2h00 child with acute asthma and the 4h00 Caesarean section in various rural hospitals.