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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Hemmings, S. ; Edwards, G. L. ; Ahmad, G. R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
Smoker: Past, Present and Future?
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
51
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
130-131
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
For over forty years, Smoker has been a venerable annual tradition of the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS). It followed on the tradition of medical Smokers which were transplanted from England to our Caribbean shores by expatriate British lecturers when the Faculty and, for that matter, the University College of the West Indies began. This therefore, makes Smoker probably the oldest running cultural tradition of the University of the West Indies. The concept of Smoker developed out of 'limes' or relaxing sessions in army smoking rooms and has certainly evolved in our faculty from its embryonic days of impromptu performances to the present day 'generation next' form of semi-professional theatrical performances, featuring drama, dance and song.....
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