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- Rashid N Siddiqui, consultant chest physician
- Saudi Arabia.
In the early 1980s I was a senior house officer in general medicine at Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe. Those were years of change in a newly independent country and I had the opportunity to work with a multinational team.
Of the two histopathologists one was a friendly young Briton with a recent MRCPath degree. The other one was also an affable, but most reticent, …