In a random house-to-house study of 1 000 urban Zulus the overall prevalence of essential hypertension was 25% (females 27%; males 23%).
A survey was conducted to evaluate the care being received by non-institutionalized chronically ill persons in the Black, Coloured and White communities residing in the Municipality of Cape Town.
The blood gas/acid-base status of normal healthy Black, Indian, Coloured and White pregnant women was measured.
The effects of glucose, arginine and somatostatin administration on the immunoreactive glucagon (IRG) were studied in pancreatectomized pigs 5 or 7 days after pancreatectomy or after sham laparotomy (controls).
Despite preloading with fluid, a fall in the mean arterial pressure was recorded in 66% of patients after standard epidural analgesia.
Extensive miliary pulmonary tuberculosis in a 17-day-old infant born to a mother with pulmonary tuberculosis is descriptionbed.
Four Black South Africans presented with cardiac failure which was diagnosed as being due to cardiomyopathy.
One of the four Dutch military attaches who sided with the Republican forces in the Second Anglo-Boer War, Lieutenant M. J. Nix, was severely wounded during the battle at Sannaspost on 31 March 1900.