Fonds BC1393 - Leslie London Papers

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Leslie London Papers


  • 1985 - 2008 (Creation)

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10 archival boxes of textual documents; 8 trays of audio-visual material

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Donated by Professor Leslie London. Sub-series A10 Mamre Community Health Project, as well as some items that have been included in other existing files, donated by Emeritus Professor Margaret Hoffman.

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The papers in this collection comprise records generated by several progressive healthcare organisations that were particularly concerned with countering the racially-based healthcare policies of the apartheid government. There is an emphasis on the treatment of detainees. The organisations include the National Medical and Dental Association, the Emergency Services Group, South African Heath and Social Services Organisation, the Unity Health Forum, the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network, the Community Health Care Trust, the Dopstop Association and the Mamre Community Health Project of the UCT Medical School. There are thematic files on various health care subjects and audio-visual media relating to a Ethics and Human Rights course for UCT medical students; proceedings of the 1995 conference of the International Committee on the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims held in Cape Town, and the proceedings of Truth and Reconciliation Commission's hearing into the health sector (1997).


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No restrictions apply

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  • English

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Some published material received with the donation, such as issues of periodicals (e.g. NAMDA Newsletter and Critical Health) have been transferred to UCT Libraries' stock and can be retrieved using the catalogue at

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  • English



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Prepared by André Landman

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