William Guy Daynes

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:457

A pioneering medical missionary

In the late 1950s Guy Daynes, then a general practitioner in Hove, read a book about life as a medical missionary in Africa. Guy was deeply affected by this, and successfully applied for a post as medical superintendent of St Lucy's Hospital, St Cuthbert's Mission in Transkei, South Africa. Not only did Guy have to learn how to run a mission hospital and manage the totally unfamiliar, but he also had to become a surgeon instantly. At the time there …

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