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Howard Phillips

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
Biography

Emeritus Professor Howard Phillips pioneered the teaching of medical history at the University of Cape Town where he taught from 1974 to 2014. Within this field he specialized in the history of epidemics, hospital history and the history of medical education. He has written extensively on the ‘Spanish’ flu pandemic and convened the first multi-disciplinary international conference on this topic in 1998.

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