Two cases of pneumonic plague are recorded. The fatal case exhibited unusual features in that clinically typical signs of lobar pneumonia presented. The second case, treated with streptomycin, together with sulpha drugs and plague serum, recovered. As far as we know this is the first recorded human case of recovery from pneumonic plague in South Africa.
A method of sterilisation with the peritoneoscope is descriptionbed. The adaptation of Ruddock's instrument used In this series is descriptionbed. The technique of the operation is descriptionbed. The results are tabulated and the merits of the method discussed.
(Continued from page 677) * The author acknowledges with thanks the penni sion of the publisher to reproduce Figs. 11, 12A and 12B, from An Introduction to Surgery, by R. Morison and C. F. M. Saint (John Wright & Sons, Bristol).