*Paper read at the South African Medical Congress, Louren?o Marques, September, 1938. That an alarming amount of malnutrition exists among the non-European and also the European population of the Union is now generally recognised. The malnutrition appears to be due to the poorer sections of the population subsisting largely on cereal-starch short of protein, minerals and vitamin. The problem facing the country is that of supplying these people, and particularly their children with adequate amounte of protective foods, viz dairy products, eggs, meat, vegetables and fruit.
""Deep transverse arrest of the head"" should be recognised as a condition distinct from the ""unreduced occipito-posterior."" For treatment hospital, or at least a suitable table of adjustable height with lithotomy supports, is a necessity. A general anaesthetic should be given. The position of the child should be corrected manually and forceps then applied, not before.