A method of treatment of hypospadias has been presented. The operation descriptionbed is applicable to all degrees of the deformity and can be completed before the child is of school-going age. Repeated clinical applications have given satisfactory results and when carefully executed the operation eliminates the more common complications associated with the treatment of hypospadias. The end-results both cosmetically and functionally are good.
Relapsing fever occurs sporadically and is therefore of little general public health importance at present, though the vector tick Ornithodorus mollbata is very widely distributed over the Northern Transvaal. The incriminated tick has a predilection for sandy soil; in particular, human dwellings constructed of wattle and daub. The disease is intimately associated with this type of house construction. Two methods of control are descriptionbed. The first is to break down tick-infested buildings and rebuild, preferably with :einforced concrete. This construction affords the tick no protection. This method is recommended for compounds where atives live closely together and where relapsing fever is a danger. This relatively expensive way of tick control yields permanent results and social and economic betterment of the people. Such control on a citrus estate in the Northern Transvaal worked out at ï¿½13 per employee.