The Loneliest GP

  • Digby Thomas


Tristan da Cunha, the lonely Island with the exotic name, forms the setting for Dr Digby Thomas' reflective and retrospective look at his time 'castaway' In the South Atlantic.

Tristan da Cunha is the most remote permanently inhabited place on the planet. Easter Island in the Pacific, the runner-up, has a long runway bringing two jetloads of tourists each week; Tristan, having no airstrip, is reached from Cape Town after five or six days at sea with up to three months between sailings and there is little casual tourism.

How to Cite
Thomas, D. (1). The Loneliest GP. Res Medica, 3(1).