Health care in South Africa

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.411 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:411
  1. S R Benatar
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    EDITOR, - Tony Waterston and Anthony Zwimake some valid comments regarding apartheid's effect on health care in South Africa but deal superficially with several important points.1 The crucial difference between the National Medical and Dental Association's advocacy of so called selective support (more accurately interpreted as “selective boycott” as there is an element of coercion) and true selective support as advocated by me2 seems to have escaped them.

    Recent requests by the African National Congress for the removal of sanctions highlights understandable …

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