New medical association starts in South AfricaBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.166b (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:166
- Pat Sidley
South African doctors have reformed themselves into a new association in an attempt to eradicate past links with the apartheid era. What is significant about the new association is that many of the doctors who have been voted on to its council come from a prominent group of progressive doctors disaffected by apartheid.
The newly formed South African Medical Association is made up of the Medical Association of South Africa (MASA) and the Progressive Doctors Group. MASA was the largest and oldest group of doctors--it was …