A pioneer in community pediatrics

Basil Porter is one of the lucky people who has been able to do follow his passions.

July 12, 2018 20:01

BASIL PORTER. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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It is rare to be able to follow your passions and weave them throughout your life. Basil Porter is one of the lucky people who has been able to do this with much success.

Porter and his brother grew up in Johannesburg, to parents of Lithuanian descent. Like most South African Jewish kids, he says, Porter thought that everyone had acres of land, a huge house with a swimming pool and at least three servants. He was active in the Jewish youth movement Habonim, which would play a central role in his life.


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