A report is given of a series of 5 cases of penetrating wounds of the aorta treated at Livingstone Hospital over the last 4 years.
A short background history of electrical anaesthesia leading up to present methods is given.
Blood sugar values obtained in 208 healthy premature African babies in hospital, after a 7-hour fast, were similar to values obtained elsewhere. A mean level of 60 mg. /I 00 m!. was attained after the first week.
An unusual case of ascaris infestation with migration into the biliary tree is descriptionbed.
The first case of. Conn's syndrome occurring in a Bantu patient and only the third in the South African literature is reported.