Ovarian function ceases in the human female between the ages of 45 and 50 years and most women undergo menopause by the age of 50.
Evidence for the current concept that the climacteric is a result of hormone deficiency is critically appraised.
A suggested method of management of constriction ring of the uterus in vertex presentations, incorporating the use of isoxuprine, is discussed with reference to a small series in Bantu patients.
The importance of adhering to a careful technique in the collection, storage and delivery to the laboratory of midstream urines for bacterial counts is stressed.
A 3-year study of 365 insertions of intra-uterine contraceptive devices in private practice is presented.
A cold-knife microtome method is descriptionbed for cutting frozen sections of endometrial scrapings or other very small fragments of tissue at the time of a diagnostic curettage. The indications and limitations are briefly discussed.
A case of intra-uterine pregnancy at term entirely enclosed in an umbilical hernia is presented.