oa South African Family Practice - Tribute: Douw GS Greeff
6 November 1974 - 11 November 2014

Volume 56, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



It was with deep sadness that we mourned the sudden departure to the great beyond of Dr Douw Greeff, who was the director of Medpharm Publications. Medpharm is a medical and pharmaceutical scholarly journal publishing company, established in 1988, which has since grown to publish prominent scholarly titles. My first contact with Douw was at Elsie Ballot Hospital, Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, as a young energetic community service doctor while I was coordinating the Extended Programme on Immunisation for Mpumalanga province as a specialist family physician. It was later on in 2004 that our paths once again crossed at the Medpharm offices when I was appointed associate editor of the journal and he was the publisher of the journal.

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