Charles Macafee: South African Diary, volume 3

Scope and Content

his volume takes the form of a diary compiled by Professor Macafee after returning from his visit to southern Africa as the RCOG Sims Black Travelling Professor and it expands on the anti-apartheid views he developed as a result of his observations and experiences. He articulates his opinions in the light of the increasingly draconian measures introduced in South Africa during the period focussing particularly on the academic and medical fields.Includes press cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1951 Sir Arthur Sims, a New Zealand businessman, endowed the Sims Black Travelling Professorship at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the names of his wife Lady Sims and his daughter Mrs Lewis Black, both of whom were committed to its aims.

It was set up to fund overseas travel within the Commonwealth in order to assist the advancement of obstetrics and gynaecology through lecturing, teaching, investigating or engaging in research and to further the exchange of knowledge between medical practitioners in different countries.

Access Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Volume in good condition but the tape affixing illustrative items is deteriorating

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of Charles Horner Greer Macafee

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist

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