The effect of torque on the causation of lumbar disc herniations is discussed. Attention is drawn to the range of rotation that exists in the lumbar spine. Traumatic torque is elucidated and two signs for the recognition of its direction are descriptionbed. A method of conservative and ambulant treatment known as 'counter torque suspension' is descriptionbed. A traction table, embodying these principles, is now being constructed.
(Concluded from p. 869) One hundred and twelve case of malignant disease in children are discussed (excluding glioma). The great majority 79%, occur under the age of seven years. The common sites of new growths in childhood differ from those of adults. Tables pp. 99-103. These sites are the retroperitoneal area. the haematopoetic system, the central nervous system and the lymphoid tissue. Tumours are grouped and discussed according to their situations, and reference to relevant literature is made. The records were taken over a period of six years from the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, during which period a total of 24,170 cases were admitted.