Yet another Beaufort Wester who has made a name for himself in medicine was Nathan Finkelstein, known throughout South Africa as Mr Pharmacy. Natie’s lifelong friend, Beaufort Wester Eugene Weinberg, went on to become one of South Africa’s leading paediatric allergists and head of the Department of Paediatrics at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Cyril Karabus, former Professor of Paediatrics, at the University of Cape Town and later head of the Oncology and Haemotology Unit of Red Cross Children’s Hospital in the Mother City also came from Beaufort West. In May 2009 Nathan was honoured for the long and meaningful role he played in the South African Pharmaceutical industry, and given the freedom of Beaufort West. Nathan is a cousin of Victor Dubowitz.
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