The results of 140 percutaneous lung biopsies by 3 different methods and 37 transbronchial biopsies through the fibre-optic bronchoscope are presented.
During the past 3 years at Baragwanath Hospital, 20 patients with primary infective endocarditis were subjected to emergency heart valve replacement.
Of 758 children examined by uroradiography at the Transvaal Memorial Hospital for Children, 232 (30%) had been referred for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection.
The pattern of obstetrics as practised by general practitioners in a small country town over a period of 22 years is reviewed.
Two cases of gastro-enteritis in South African adults are reported.
In 34 patients with penetrating colon wounds which were considered to be liable to dehiscence, the sutured wounds were exteriorized.
A survey of all skin tumours recorded in Whites in a dermatological practice in the southern Transvaal is presented.
The value of serum drug assays in clinical practice is assessed, and it is concluded that, except in neonates, elderly persons or patients with hepatic and renal dysfunction, such assays are of little clinical value.