A small group of cases of amoebiasis have been treated with T.I.P. It is emphatically insisted that the purpose of this report is to do no more than stimulate interest, and it is hoped that other institutions and centres may carry on with investigations which will act as a check and control, and more fully develop therapeutic possibilities.
An outbreak of relapsing fever is descriptionbed affecting 29 non-European troop stationed in Kimberley. The outbreak is ascribed to relapsing feverï¿½infected Ornithodorus moubata ticks present in certain of the Kimberley locations which are visited by the troops. The possibility of relapsing fever being endemic in the nonï¿½European civilian population of Kimberley is discussed. Recommendation are made for the control of the infection in the locations of Kimberley.
* Received March 13, 1944. Two cases of onyalai are descriptionbed in which the symptoms of the condition developed soon after taking native medicine. From one of these patient three native medicines were obtained. It was shown that one of these medicines contained a haemorrhagic principle. It appear likely, therefore, that some cases of onyalai are caused by the administration of these native medicines. The nature of the haemorrhagic factor is at present being investigated. It may be concluded that onyalai is a form of purpura caused by this poison.
The large number of cases of mono-osteoarthritis in the young adult Bantu has been noted. The importance of this type of arthritis, in. view of its serious social and economic effects and its post-traumatic nature, are emphasized. The necessity for extending and ï¿½specializing"" the treatment of bone and joint injuries in the Bantu is urged. A simple form of palliative but helpful treatment is suggested. The etiology of this type of arthritis is discussed.