A case of oesophageal hiatus hernia of the cardiac end of the stomach, associated with a second oesophageal hiatus hernia containing omentum, has been descriptionbed. The technique employed at operation has been fully descriptionbed. The advantage of the transthoracic approach is stressed.
(Continued from p. 97) A group of 150 cases of mitral stenosis has been analyzed in regard to the incidence of haemoptysis. The grave prognostic significance of haemoptysis has been indicated. The clinical features and pathogenesis have been reviewed. Modern views on treatment have been outlined.
Ten recent cases of typhus fever are recorded. The complement fixation and rickettsial agglutination tests were carried out by the South Afncan Institute for Medical Research to establish the causal vector, so as to enable proper public health measures to be instituted.
A case of enteric fever in a seven months' pregnant woman is descriptionbed. Treatment was started at least 16 days after the onset of the disease with a new antibiotic chloromycetin. The patient became afebrile within four days and symptomless within a week.