The present study was designed to ascertain the causes of patient non-compliance among 150 urban Black patients.
The indications for the use of methylphenidate in 250 children are reviewed, and the effect of the drug is examined.
Six cases of infantile cortical hyperostosis or Caffey's disease are presented, with opinions as to its prevalence, incidence and origin.
In Europe and the USA accidents are regarded as a public health problem. South Africa has not kept pace with this trend, particularly in the field of child safety.
A symposium on immunization provided an opportunity for resolving many of the uncertainties and inconsistencies which prevail, among general practitioners in particular, with regard to immunization programmes in childhood.
Long-term planning for health in southern Africa must be holistic; such planning must include sociological, economic, political, manpower and epidemiological considerations.
Three patients who developed obstructive jaundice after mastectomy for carcinoma of the breast are presented.