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February 6, 1932

CAPE TOWN

JAMA. 1932;98(6):494. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320054022

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Abstract

Medical Services for the Aboriginal Native  At the cancer conference at Johannesburg in September, Dr. Moffat, one of our most respected members, voiced the opinion of many when he remarked: "I say deliberately that our national honor as South Africans has been, and is still, besmirched by our callous disregard of the medical needs of the whole community, especially those of the colored and native people." So urgent is the matter that the Medical Association of South Africa has issued a memorandum, which states in part: It is the considered opinion of the association that there cannot be established, without great danger to the public weal, an inferior qualification for medical practitioners solely on the ground of color. It once more states that if natives are to be trained as medical practitioners they should receive exactly the same training and conform to exactly the same requirements as are imposed on

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