This review recounts the inception of the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, its growth and development.
With the decline in the clinical frequency of infectious and nutritional disease there is an increased importance to the clinician of genetically regulated patterns of disease.
In this article, the role of the teacher in the education of hospitalized children is discussed as well as means of preserving continuity in the pupils' educational progress.
This is a descriptionption of the historical development of the social work department of the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children.
The establishment and development of a school for emotionally disturbed children with learning difficulties, in a hospital setting, are discussed. Criteria for selection of pupils, organizational set-up and programmes are mentioned.
The history of the relationship between paediatrics and child psychiatry is considered with regard to achieving comprehensive child care as a result of a liaison between the two disciplines.
The results of the Special Care Area at the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children during the period 1 August 1970 to 31 May 1973, inclusive, are reviewed.
An analysis is presented of the incidence of congenital heart disease among 21810 live births at the Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, Johannesburg, over the 5-year period 1966 - 1970.
New techniques have been developed to study the circulation of the foetal lamb in relatively undisturbed conditions in utero.
During the 3-year period 1969 - 1972, 17 children were treated with oxymetholone at the Haematology Clinic, Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children.
Two patients, aged 41/2 and 5 months, with respiratory distress and obstructive emphysema, were found to have mediastinal bronchogenic cysts.
The study of the lower oesophagael sphincter in normal and abnormal babies is outlined.
A comparison was made between the blood-gas status of arterial blood and that of arterialized blood obtained from a peripheral venous line.
Anaesthesia for pancreaticoduodenectomy in an infant is discussed.
Sixteen children are presented who were peripherally alimented using an infusion of Amigen, dextrose, and fat emulsion (Intralipid).
A trimethoprim-sulphonamide mixture was utilized and compared with placebo in a double-blind trial for the treatment of infantile gastro-enteritis.