Arthur Osman Farquhar Stuart

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:47

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  1. Sierra Leone
  1. The “people's doctor” of Freetown

    Among Sierra Leoneans and the wider West African community, Arthur Stuart was known as “the leading physician of his generation.” The weekly magazine West Africa said that “in a country whose perverse politics no longer treats people as people, Dr Stuart was first and last the people's doctor.” He came to England for his medical training, going back to work in the remote parts of his beloved country, and returned to England 10 years later to study at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. But he spent most of his life and career in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, where he cared for rich and poor alike. …

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