Relevant literature on the subject is reviewed. A urinary typhoid carrier was treated with penicillin and sulphathiazole and has remained free from typhoid bacilli for 85 days. Bacteriological, serological investigations and the effects of penicillin and certain sulphonamides on the strain of B. typhosus isolated from the carrier are descriptionbed.
The commonness of the disorder is discussed and its increase. Relapse and cure rates - figures from the literature and from the S.A. Armed forces are given.The need for gastric clinics in big hospitals is stressed, and a short note on the use of amino-acids is made in respect of a few personal experiences.
The anti-A and anti-B iso-agglutinin titre of 1,000 unselected group O donors has been investigated. Taking a titre of 1 / 200 as dangerous, 221 of the donors tested would be classified as unsafe for transfusing patients belonging to groups other than O.
An account is given of a recent visit to English and Scottish Eye Hospitals. In spite of difficult conditions prevailing, the visit was most stimulating owing to the great enthusiasm for ophthalmology of all those whose work I witnessed and to who this article is a tribute.
*An abbreviation of a paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Annal Conference of the South African Medical Association at Durban, October, 1946. A number of urological and surgical dogmas and procedures more or less current are critically surveyed.