Two cases of benign ulcers of the greater curvature of the stomach are reported. A short review of the reported incidence of benign and malignant ulceration in this situation is given. The possibility of a chemical irritant being associated with the development of ulcers on the greater curvature of the stomach is discussed.
The abuse of antibiotics and chemotherapeutic substances is discussed. A plea is made to all practitioners to restrict their use of such substances to a minimum, this minimum to be governed by properly conducted sensitivity tests. A method which in 48 hours gives the clinician the necessary information on the bacteria and their sensitivity to various antibiotics and chemotherapeutic substances, is descriptionbed. Some sensitivity results of organisms isolated in a long series of investigations using this method, and the conclusions drawn are mentioned.
An interesting case of neurofibromatosis is presented. Neurofibromatosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of any pain in the legs or in other parts of the bony skeleton. Family investigation is absolutely essential in order to correlate various manifestations due to a maternal metabolic disorder.
In therapeutic doses, sulphanilimide upsets the polymorph : lymphocyte ratio, as well as the reciprocal balance between these cells. This imbalance is indicative of leucocyte destructionas shown also by leucopenia and the associated neutropenia. In contrast to the above:- with prophylactic Sulphadiazine therapy in daily doses of 0.25-0.5 gm., we produce: 1. A reversal of the polymorph : lymphocyte ratio, with 2. No abnormal decrease in the total white cell count; together with 3. A relative lymphocytosis. Furthermore, this therapy is safe, as there is no apparent destruction of white cells.