oa South African Medical Journal - The pilgrim's prognosis - medical aspects of a : forum - personal view

Volume 103, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a 1 200-year-old pilgrimage mainly through Spain, culminating at the burial place of the remains of James the Apostle, . It is also a World Heritage site, because the earliest human remains in Europe were discovered directly on the (way or walk). One is therefore privileged, subsidised and very safe to be a (pilgrim), as I was in September - October 2012. However, there are medical implications and hazards.

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