A case of heterotopic bone formation in the cavity of a uterus is reported, with the addition of a few notes and roentgen plates depicting aberrant bone and near-bone formation in the female pelvic cavity. It is suggested that gynaecologists should perhaps employ the services of radiologists more frequently than at present.
*Any system of practical anaesthetic teaching should allow the student firstly to observe and question his teacher, secondly to administer anaesthetics while under his supervision and then to administer anaesthetics without supervision. The most important factor of all, however, is that after the student has administered anaesthetics on his own, he should have the facilities for returning to his original teacher and to be able to discuss with him his difficulties in the light of the experience he has acquired. The various anresthetic agents and methods of administration which are taught to interns, are stated. The common worries and difficulties of the intern with regard to anresthesia are outlined. A special mention is made of the apnoeic patient. A suggestion is made that the teaching schools are not confining their instruction to the simple methods of anaesthesia and the basic essentials of anresthetic procedure. It is possible that the anresthetic death rate, which is far too high, might well be reduced if this were done.
A short history concerning the evolution of catheterization is presented. The applied anatomy of the lateral nasal wall is descriptionbed. The method of preparation and the technique of catheterization are outlined, including reason for failure to sound the antrum. It is statistically shown that the method has a high percentage feasibility, and is applicable in 3-4 cases out of 5. The main uses of catheterization are outlined. Reasons are advanced for superiority of plain lavage with Fischer-Bledsoe solution in accelerating recovery and preventing chronic mucosal inflammation and fibrosis.