Hemmings, S. ; Edwards, G. L. ; Ahmad, G. R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Smoker: Past, Present and Future?
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
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.....