Gastric acid secretion was assessed in 20 patients with kwashiorkor by means of the augmented histamine test. In 16 patients satisfactory acid secretion was demonstrated, some of them actually showing hypersecretion after histamine stimulation.
A study is descriptionbed of the outpatient treatment of 101 children with severe gastroenteritis. Two different antibiotic regimens were used and the morbidity and mortality assessed throughout a I -year follow-up period.
The results of a series of nutrition status surveys conducted among school children from 4 racial groups in Pretoria indicated that the growth attainment of White children exceeded that of Bantu, Coloured and Indian children in all age-groups studied, the differences between the non-White groups, however, being seldom statistically significant, particularly in the case of children of 7 - 11 years (the upper age-limit studied being 15 years).