Obituary

March 10th, 2021 Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the SA Private Practitioners’ Forum (SAPPF) for 13 years, has died, reports MedicalBrief. SAPPF CEO Dr Simon Strachan, who took over the position at the beginning of March, said Archer died after a “sudden illness”,...

February 3rd, 2021 The man who played an essential role in providing evidence to convict axe murderer, Henri van Breda, and child killer, Mortimer Saunders, has died following a battle with COVID-19, reports News24. Professor Johan Dempers succumbed to the virus on...

September 4th, 2019 The sudden and unexpected death of public health activist and teacher Professor David Sanders has left the health community in South Africa and beyond saddened, but determined to make sure that they continue his work, reports Daily Maverick....

April 17th, 2019 Dr Carol Ann Thomas, gynaecological specialist, advocate and innovator for women’s health, has died, at the height of her professional career, of complications following a double lung transplant. Helen Moffett writes in a Daily Maverick...

April 4th, 2018 James Holland, a founding father of chemotherapy who helped pioneer a lifesaving drug treatment for paediatric leukaemia patients, has died at his home in Scarsdale, New York, reports The New York Times. He was 92. The cause was respiratory...

February 7th, 2018 Dr Arnold Gold, a paediatric neurologist whose belief in the importance of an empathetic bedside manner led him and his wife to create a foundation to inspire young doctors to practice compassionate patient care, died on 23 January in Manhattan...
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