The results of the treatment of herpes zoster by Contramine in 16 cases are as descriptionbed. The results of the treatment of herpes zoster by Contramine in 16 cases are as descriptionbed. Treatment by Contramine seemed to cut short the duration of pain and dry the lesions fairly rapidly. The response in older patients was less marked. Contramine did not prevent the full development of the lesions. No toxic effects were observed, with possible exception of nausea in the youngest patient of the Series. In only one patient was there post-herpetic neuralgia. In this case the lesion was very extensive, involving five dorsal segments.
Puncture of membranes as a method of induction of labour is discussed. The indications and contra-indications are stressed. The technique of ""high"" and ""low"" puncture of membranes is descriptionbed in detail. The complications and dangers are mentioned. The results to be expected are outlined and cases treated in the Rotunda Hospital over a four year period are analysed.
*The disease has also been called ""thalassemia"" ""erytbroblastic anaemia of Cooley"", ""target-cell anaemia"" and ""familial Mediterranean target-oval-cell syndrome"". A case of Cooley's anaemia (Mediterranean) is descriptionbed in a South African youth with no known relation to Mediterranean races (except for a French great-grandmother). The condition is characterised by a mild anaemia with hypochromia, aniso- and poikilocytosis of the R.B.C.s, increased blood destruction and increased blood regeneration. The resistance of the R.B.C.s to haemolysis in hypotonic saline is markedly increased.