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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Clinics of Dermatology.

Volume 31, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 325-326.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2013.03.001. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


Finally, on March 12, 2013, a major American newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, reported on the plight of Dr. Cyril Karabus (1,2). Dr. Karabus is the 78 year old pediatric oncologist from Claremont, Capetown, South Africa who is well known as the retired head of the Oncology and Hematology Unit of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, as well as for his devoted service to poor children in the apartheid era. In 2002, he cared for a three-year old Yemeni girl with acute myelogenous leukemia during a locum tenens in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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