It is with regret that we advise that Dr Myron Lange died on Tuesday,12 December 2016, after a long illness.

Dr Lange was considered by many to be the “father of Breast Surgery” at Wits and helped develop this sub-specialty into an area of excellence in research, training and service delivery for the Faculty and University.

A surgeon in the private sector, Dr Lange also served as an honorary member of the department of surgery and made a huge contribution to all aspects of the surgery department. He was greatly available to teach undergraduate medical students and as a teacher became a role model for many generations of surgeons at Wits and in South Africa.

The department of surgery is grateful for his contribution to surgery and teaching, and mourns his passing. Our condolences to his wife Leah, his son Neil and his grandchildren.

Myron will be deeply missed by his numerous colleagues and friends.

Dr David Stein

Professor Delawir Kahn

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  1. I have only seen this now, Dr Lange saved my life 25 years ago from Breast Cancer. I am so sorry to hear is no longer here. I know he has passed a number of years ago but he has always been in my memory given that I was only 29 years old at the time. He was a calm, kind caring man. Jacqui van Staaden

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