In 38 cases of cerebral palsy, temporary use was made of plaster-of-paris casts in order to maintain reflex inhibiting postures and to facilitate training in the execution of voluntary movement and action.
The history of the development of internal and external methods of resuscitating the acutely arrested heart is traced. Several cases, believed to be among the first successful resuscitations of the fibrillating heart in South Africa, are presented.
Clinical trials of THA (tacrine, tetrahydroaminacrine) in a new combination with suxamethonium established the safety and usefulness of THA in extending the duration of controlled relaxation with much-reduced doses of suxamethonium, with predictable and complete recoveries as compared with the similar employment of hexafluorenium.
From our preliminary observations and from the literature we believe that acetohexamide compares favourably in usefulness with the other 2 sulphonylureas, tolbutamide and chlorpropamide, at low dose level.