A review of the political and medical events in Uganda which culminates in the production of African doctors is given. An account is given of the progress achieved in the subsidiary spheres of medical education.
Some peculiarities of rupture of the membranous urethra associated with fractured pelvis are mentioned. Authorities are quoted regarding the frequency of this injury and the type of violence usually responsible for it. The signs, symptoms and methods of diagnosis are shortly outlined.The various methods of treatment are discussed. Three cases treated by the writer are descriptionbed. Comments are made on certain points of special interest in the type of case occurring underground on the mines.
The effect of socio-economic status on certain aspects of growth is discussed. The concepts of ""average"" and "" normal' are considered. Height and weight tables of healthy American children, suitable for use on South African children, are given. It is stressed that such tables are of value only if used in conjunction with skilled medical examination.