South African Medical Association colluded with apartheid

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1026 (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1026
  1. Ralph A A R Lawrence
  1. Medical consultant Leabrooks. Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1LU

    EDITOR,--The South African Medical Association's apology for its attitude and silence during the years of apartheid must be welcomed.1 When we look back over those years, however, it is not only sins of commission to which attention should be drawn but also those of omission. One of the saddest aspects of the association's attitude, apart from in relation to the death of Steve Biko while in police custody, was its failure unequivocally to condemn …

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