The Abortion and Sterilisation Act, 1975, has been in force for 1 year.
In spite of the fact that peripheral neuropathy is very common in alcoholics, the chronic proximal muscular weakness and wasting found in alcoholics have been ascribed to myopathy.
In a study of 223 consecutive autopsies of subjects older than 12 years of age, renomedullary interstitial cell tumours were found in 36 cases (16%) (25/130 males and 11/93 females).
The influence <of urbanisation and a Western way of life is discussed in relation to the establishment of physiological norms and the epidemiology of disease in the homelands.
Acne infantum, a variety of acne affecting the newborn and children, appears to be very rare in dark-skinned populations and has not been descriptionbed in this population group in South Africa.
Two cases of intrathoracic meningocele are reported; their association with neurofibromatosis is stressed.