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South Africa's health

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:947
  1. Barbara J M Graham
  1. Research fellow in health economics Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    Apartheid cut both ways

    EDITOR,--Some of the points that Rajendra Kale raises in his article giving his impressions of health in the new South Africa tell only part of the story.1 Kale falls into the trap of many commentators on South Africa, whereby he gives us the example of a “white” ambulance picking up a white patient at the scene of an accident while leaving behind a black patient to die. Nobody would argue that this is an …

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