*Based on part of a thesis accepted for the M.D. Degree, University of Cape Town, December, 1952. Isolation of the casual organisms was attempted by means of guinea pig inoculation and cultural methods in 202 cases of tuberculous meningitis, 163 of which originated in the Cape Peninsula and the remaining 39 in various towns of the Western Province of the Cape. Material consisted of ante-mortem cerebrospinal fluid and / or cerebrospinal fluid and basal exudate obtained post-mortem.
A case of facial granulomas with eosinophilia presenting some unusual features is descriptionbed. The histological picture in such cases suggests that they should probably be classified with the allergides. The relationships of this condition to the other types of eosinophilic granulomas of the skin and to erythema elevatum diutinum are discussed.
The case histories of 2 patients howing the phenomena of angina pectoris with second wind are descriptionbed. Both eventually had attacks of coronary infarction. The mechanism of angina of effort and that of emotion are discussed and it is suggested that in second wind angina, emotional factors are responsible.
The advisability of treating patients suffering from severe cardiac or respiratory diseases in a 'chest up, legs down' position is discussed briefly. A' bed chair' to facilitate this treatment is descriptionbed.