This editorial is based on edited excerpts from World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) president Michael Kidd’s address “Family medicine and WONCA — the challenges ahead” given in Prague, 29 June 2013*
This week, I asked some young Czech family doctors who they thought was the most famous Czech person ever. The name I was seeking wasn’t Kafka, Dvorak or Navratilova. Rather, it was Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, a playwright as well as a global political figure and a voice for world peace and my Czech hero. It was Havel who once wrote,
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