In spite of many difficulties, largely dependent upon the congestion in the hospital, the Durban Medical School has enjoyed several years of considerable activity in association with King Edward VIII Hospital.
Now is the time to investigate the whole question of a mental health service for this country in a scientific and constitutional manner and at the highest level.
What then are the main findings that we feel have been arrived at by our 3 years' study of non-European diabetics in Durban?
In this paper, 218 cases of thyroid disease in Indians and Africans are presented (125 African and 93 Indian).
Attention is drawn to the widespread use of drugs and drug combinations (polypharmacy) which induce iatrogenic disease.
Five cases of pyogenic (staphylococcal) spinal epidural abscess have been briefly descriptionbed.
In a survey of 1,000 South African Indian patients admitted to King Edward VIII Hospital, the incidence of the sickle-cell trait was found to be 1%.
Some thoughts on intern training are presented.