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A small favour with a biblical twist at lunch

A small favour with a biblical twist at lunch

The West Australian explores Professor Peter Friedland’s work to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela, who was his ear, nose and throat patient. 

Before Peter Friedland was due to relocate from South Africa to Perth, he sat down to lunch with his most famous patient – Nelson Mandela. 

Prof. Friedland was Mandela’s ear, nose and throat doctor from 2000 to 2009 – a role that would sometimes involve tending to his patient while Mandela spoke to then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on one phone and then Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the other.

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