The early diagnosis and management of chronic arterial occlusive disease is discussed. The extreme importance of tobacco is stressed and the possibilityof thrombo-angiitis being regarded as a tobacco disease.
Address delivered by Dr. Karl Bremer, M.B., B.S. (Univ. London), M.P., President of the South African Medical Council, at the Hippocratic Oath ceremony for the Graduating Class in the University of the Witwatersrand, December, 1946.