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    TYDSXRIF VIR
  GENEESXUNDE.
                   J                                               OIHT UARY.                                          [SEPTD IBER 12 1942.       32 I

                  NATAL IN LAND BRANCH .                                                                 Obituary.
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE NATAL INLAND BRANCH OF THE
    M.A.S.A. (B.!\LA.) HELD AT GREY 'S HOSPITAL, P IETER-                                              DR. W. J . M A Y.
    MARITZBURG, ON ' VEDNESDAY, J ULY 8TH, 1942, AT 8 P.M.
                                                                              Profe ssor . Jam es Black , J oh annesburg , writ es :-
  Present : Dr. B. A. Armitage (in t he Chair ), Col. Ritchie,
Col. Heiman , Drs. Grieve, Maist er , Strauss, Ba ikie, van del'                     I T H the death of Dr. Waiter J . May t he p rofession in
Spuy , Swift, Cowie, - ber t yn , Verwey, Peck ham, Rivers-
                        Al
Moore, Moggridge, Kid d , Gellman, Parker, Gordon , Capt.
                                                                            W            South Af r ica , and particularly in N atal. has lost an
                                                                            outstand ing and valuable colleag ue wh ose place it will be
Wa ins tein, Capt. Cohen, Cap t . Goldberg, Capt . Hiddlestone ,            difficult t o fill. H is numerou s patients have lost the services
Capt . E tzi ne and Dr. Di sler (Hon. Sec. ).                               of an e xperienced , kindly physi cian wh o un grudg ingl y. and
  Apologies: An ap ology fo r unavoidable absence wa s re ceived            oft en, d uring th e la st few years , under the st ress of great
from Dr. Oven dale.                                                         personal physical di sability, gave them of hi s bes t.               The
  J/inute s : The minutes of the pr evi ou s me eting held on May           M edical Ass ociation of South Africa has lost a sta unch
13th, 1942, having been circ ulat ed, were confir med .                     supporter of t he id eals for whi ch the As sociation st a nds, fo r he
Bus iness :                                                                 did mu ch to uphold its fine traditions and wa s anxiou s to pl ay
   M emorandum [ rom Execut i ve Comm it tee of th e Federal                h is part in th e As sociation's endeavour t o evolve H compreh en-
Council re th e Agreem ent bet ween th e Med ical A ssociation of           sive plan for th e future of the Nation ' s H ealt h .
South Africa and th e British Jf edi cal Associati on of June                   T o me, per sonally, his death means mu ch mor e- the se vering
15th , 1927: A resolution had been ad opted by the Southern                 o f a won derful and delightful friendship of t wenty -five ye ars'
T ransvaal Branch t hat the agreement should be terminated.                 durati on. 1\Iy first cont act with him wa s by t elephon e in 1917.
                                                                            wh en he wa nte d to kn ow if it wa s true th at I wa nted a pa rt ner
The meeting was in agreement with the resolution of the                     in rnv p ra ctice in S p rings, and if so, could he come along an d
Sout hern Transvaal Branch, but de cided ' t hat nothing sh ould
be do ne unt il after the war and dem ob ilizat ion was com pleted.         see " le th at a fte rnoon. H e came, and in hi s usual character-
                                                                            ist ic way , when he had made up hi s mind that a cer t a in cou rse
   M emorandum f rom th e Plann ing Commit t ee : It was decided            of act ion wa s desir able, he was indef atigably persist ent till t he
una nimously that the mem orandum be distributed to all                     a creem en t was a rra nge d in th e nex t few day s. Thus sta r te d a
me mbers and as sociate members and that a full di scu ssion take           lI;'oSt happy five years' partnership and a' family friendshi p
place at a future meeting.                                                  wh ich has last ed ever since. [ consider myself fortunat e to
   Dr. Rivers -Moor e moved that a t t he next Bran ch meeting              have been hi s fri end an d associa te . H e was 'al ways int eres t ing
he will move : "That in vi ew of th e ne cessity f or sav ing               and ente r ta in ing , wh ether h e was di scu ssing med ica l probl ems ,
petrol and tyres a nd the in creased cost of these, all unnecessary         yach ti ng , fish ing , lit er ature or art , for his numerou s .i~teres t s
visits to patients should be discouraged, and that as one means             ha d brou gh t him in cont act with all sor ts an d cond it ions of
to t h is end a stan da rd minimum charge of 105. 6£1. sh ould be           me n. Th e char m o f his per sonality was nowh ere ne t te r III
rec ognized for all vi sit s mad e wit hin this municipality."              e vid ence t ha n on a fishi ng holid ay -the k ind o f holid ay he
   The Presid ent intimated that at th e ne xt Council me eting             loved, and we spent several t oget h er.
a memorandum of suggested alterations to Sch edule F would                      The news that h is onlv son was missing a t S inga pore wa s a
be dr~wn up . The view s of a ny member would be greatly                    g reat an xietv to h im, ari d no doubt was a seve re blow in hi s
appreciated .                                                               t he n pOOl' state of healt h . U nfo r t u nately his physi cal activities
   There being no furth er bu siness, the meet ing closed at 9.20           d uring t he last few ye ars were st;verely cu r t.a lled by an II.1ness
p .m.                                                                       wh ich he well kn ew was progressIv e but wh ich h e bore With a
                                                                            fo rti tu d e and cheerful cou rage wh ich only t hos e near and dear
    In his annual report, Dr. H . W. Dyke, Director of Medical              t o h im can apprecia te .
 Services , Basutoland , writes : " A mo ng the mor e impor tant                " T o know hi m well was to lov e h im well; to hav e been his
 changes in the esta blish me nt were th e release o f Dr. J. D .           f riend is a cherished memory ."
 Strachan for war ser vice with th e South Af rican M ed ical
 Corps. Dr. B. D. Wh itworth was tran sferred fr om t he sta ff                 D r. C . H a rold C rass, Su lenkam a H osp it a l, Qumb u , C. P.,
 of the Leper Settlement to Ma seru vi ce Dr. Stra chan , leaving           wr ite s :-
 th e Medical Supe r inte nde nt of the Leper Settl eme nt sing le -            T he d eat h of Dr. W al ter M ay , as well as being a grea t
 handed. T o a void closi ng down any of t he st at ions and t o            loss to Dur ban a nd to t he profession in South A f rica , is
 enable Medi cal Officers to t a ke short loca l leav e, D r. Immer -       t o me who knew him from t he t ime he was a mere lad , a
 man was t em pora rily engaged for relieving dut ies for a period          great p erson a l grie f. H is unrir i ng k in~ness a nd hi s attention
 of six months. Th er e have been many changes in t he Euro-                to t he wri ter t hro ug h se ve ra l se rio us Illnesses . and al so h is
 pean nu rsing st aff owing to resigna t ion of nu rsing siste rs wh o      attendance on ot her membe rs of the f amily , put one und er an
 wished to j oin t he M ilit a r y N ur sing Se rvi ces-a t one per iod     obl igati on ne ver t o be rep ai d ; wh ile his skill, kn owledge , and
 th e establish ment of ele ven sta ff nurses was re d uced t o six.        devotion to h is wor k compe lle d o ne's wh ole-hearted respe ct and
 As fa r as possibl e t ra ined A frican nurses have been enga ged          a dm ira ti on . Out si de of h is med ical wor k h e ha d great int er est
 t o re lieve the sho rt age."                                              an d knowled ge of art , an d wa s himself no mean expo ne nt. both
                         *       *       *       *                          in bla ck an d whi te a nd water-colour , Bu t it was h is ki ndliness
    The ann ual r epor t of t he J ohannesbu rg H osp it a l records t he   o f dis posi ti on an d hi s warmth of heart whi ch endeared him to
 following changes i n the hon ora ry sta ff : -                            so large a circle of fr iends . H e was always ready with ad vice
    Dr . A . Caml?bell, Sen ior H onora ry Aura l Su rg eon , ret ired      a nd help a n~ en couragement. T he w rit~r will m!ss hi s t irnely
 fr om t he Vi sit ing Staff during the year, a fte r fift een ye ars'      ad vice and his ch eer y word , as well a s his p ro fessional se r vices.
ser vice , an d was appointed to t he Consult ing Staff.            T he        H e was a man 'of o ut st and ing personality , coura ge, and
 Boar d has reco rded It s a pp reciation of hi s services. D r. D . H .    good nes s of hea rt . Our sy mpa thy goes out to hi s Ia rnily and
 K lugm an was promoted t o fill his p lace .                               we ca n assu re them t ha t we sha re actively in their sense of
    The D epa r t ment o f N euro-Surgery was established as a              loss.                                                -
separate ent ity d uri ng t he y ear , a nd D r . R. A . H . K ry nauw ,
 who had previousl y bee n respon sibl e fo r the work wi t hin t he           Dr . J . A. ~I aefad y e n , D ur ba n , writes :-
D epartment of S urgery, was promot ed to the status of Senior                 The d eat h of Dr. W . J . May on August 6th . 1942. in h is
 H onor ary N eu ro-Su rgeon.                                               fifty -eighth year , has le ft a gap in t he med ical prof ession
    In t he Ophthalmic Depart ment D r. R. C. J. M ey er, Con -             of Sou th A fr ica a nd , mor e particula rly , in N at al, wh ich it
 sulti ng O phth al mic Su rg eon , agreed t o act te mpo rari ly as        will he di fficult t o fill .
Senior H on orary Opht ha lmic Su rgeo n during t he abs ence of               Born in Durba n in 1885, the son of ~ I r . S . J . M ay , and
ot her me mbers of th e Sta ff of the Depart men t on M ilit ary            paternal gran dson of H onou r H en wood , si ster of P aul
Service.                                                                    H enwood , a n old pioneer of D u r ban , he spent much of his
    La rge num bers of temporar y ap pointment s have been mad e            boyhood in Aust ralia . On his f amily ' s return to Durban , h e
to t he H onora ry Staff to fill t he pl aces of members a bsen t on        di d cle r ica l wor k in A dams L t d. H is imagination, energy, an d
:!\Iilita ry Servi ce, on term s whi ch will preserve t he st a tus of      deter mi na t ion soo n ma de wor k a t a d esk d istast ef u l, and , after
 mem be rs so absent.                                                       an excit in g pe riod of servi ce in t he Zulu R eb elli on , wh en h e
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322     S EPTDIBEI: 12. 19 ~2 . 1                                         O B I TU A R Y .                                                           [      J OUIl:UL.


ser ve d un der D r . l\I aur ice P earson , he sa ve d u p what mon ey            pa t ient s t here. lI e t ook as lIlS ass ista nt Dr. J an et M ont zomerv
he could and ente r ed G lasgow U niversi t y wit h a ca pital of                  of . \~'hose pr of ession al ab ility he alwa ys held a ver')· hi gl ;
£70 .                                                                                           L
                                                                                   Oplll IOl S pendi ng mu ch of his spa re t ime in st re nuous stud y ,
     T his act ion wa s characterist ic of W alt e r Ma v . I n all his            he left for En gl a nd and obta ine d t he 1\1.D. of G lasgo w and
actions he had a hound less sto re of cour age . Bv' t utor ing , and              ~ L R C . P . of E d in burgh , Wit!l seemi ngly lit t le d ifficulty .
journ a lism, and what mea ns he fonnd t o hi s ha nd , he man aged                     It. was at t hi s s t~ ge o f h~ s ca reer t ha t he came into p ro -
to keep hi mse lf a t t h e U nivers it y . Th is finan cial st rai n was          fe ss ional cont act. WI t h Ma u ri ce P ea rson of Durban a nd t he
reli ev ed in his last t h ree yea rs b y t h e generosity of a Durba n            ~at e .o r . A rc hi bald ;\l cK enzie , f or wh ose hel p an d confidence
rela tive hy marr iage. th e la t e F red H a rw in. lI e t hrew h imself          III I~ l m h ~ wa s ~ I wa ys d eepl y grat eful.             So me time be fore
into the li f e of t he U n iversi t y, ca p ta ining t he " A " H ockey t ea m    leaving P iet e rm nri t zb urg he was a ppro ac he d by tw o mem bers
~ h ro ugh t wo su cc.es.si. e seasons and ta ki ng a prom in ent p ar t
                               v                                                   of G re y 's H osp ita l Boa rd and as ked if he would allow his nam e
in a ll st u de nt a ct ivi t ies. H e was a ver v fine hurdl er an d j ust        to be n'.'minat ed ~or. a vaca ncy on t he V isit i ng Med ical Sta ff.
!1Ii.ssed hi s IJ n i ve rs it ~· colours for th is: th rough a n old a n kle          .lt
                                                                                   B I whi le ap pl:eelatI ve of t he honou r , h e ha d alread y d et er-
I1IJur y b reak ing d ow n as he was t aking t he last hu r d le .                 m ined t o p ra ct ise as a Speciali st P hvsicia n in D urb an wh ere
     As an overseas stu de nt he ea rl v re cog ni zed t he necessity of           he comme nce d a s su ch in June, 1928. '                                 ,
a men ' s resid ence, a nd it was in "no sma ll measure d ue to h is                    I n 1938 he aga in vi sit ed E ngla nd a nd s pent n ine wee ks of
e nter p r ise an d persu a siv e effor ts th at t he U niv ers itv fina Ilv       stren uo us p os t -grad~la t e st udy wi t h h is f ri en d J ohn P ark inson
es tablishe d suc h a r es id ence.                                  •         •   a t th e H ea r t H os pital and at th e L ond o n H ospital. H e used
     D nr in g his fourt h y ear in Med icin s he was a ppo in te d Clin ical      t'.' d escr ibe a t th e hi gh- lig ht of th is visit t !le f oll owing incide n t :
Cle r k at Gart navel A sy lu m, G lasg ow . A t t hat t im e t wo of t he         Upo n t he eve o f h IS depa rt ur e, D r . P urk in son asked hi m if h p
mem b er s of t he staff wer e I vv l\I cK enzie a n d t he la t e R ob er t       would be good enoug h to sig n h is na me in t he hook r eserve d
~Ia rsh al l. Both wer e keenl y 'int e re sted in art , a nd hoth were            for Di st in gui sh ed Vi sit ing Ca r di oloz ist s. Th ere was ti lt'
a rdent collecto rs. F ired hy t h eir enth usia sm, h e hegan to                  custo ma ry t wink le in his ey e wh en he "a d de d , .. It t ickled me
st ud y t he sub ject seriously , a n d it was u nd ouht edlv th is                no e nd t o see my na me in such p roxim it y t o t ha t of P a ul
at mos phere and o ppo rt un it y whi c h helped to d evelol} t h a t              \ Vhit e of Am er ica . "                                   •
so und, cr itica l judg me nt in a rt wh ich lat er it was rec og nized                 D l~ r in g th ese yea rs he d id mu ch or ig ina l wor k on diabet es
t ha t h e possesed ,                                                              rnell it us , and .he . wa s . one. of th e first to adv ocate hi g h
     A ft e r qu al if ying in th e spr ing of 1914 , h e sa ile d for South       ca rbohyd ra t e (het III t his d isease. H e was pr ob ab ly t he first
A fri ca an d join ed t h e staff of G re y's H osp ital . P iete rma ri tz-       pract it ion e r t o use insulin in Sout h Af r ica . H is wor k was well
hu rg . On the out b rea k of W a r h e j oined t he S . A . ~ r. C . , ser ving   ~o n t ~o ll e d by blood-sugar e xa mina t ions , wh ich he d id himself
t hroug h th e Sou th -West A fri ca Ca m pai gn. R et ur ni ng to South           JII I~ IS own la bo rat ory .       H e wa s also one of t he first in South
A fri ca a t t he end of h ost ilities t h er e, he was appoint ed ~r. 0 .         A frica to use ar ti ficial pn eum ot horax .
of \ Vit. Deep Go l d M in e Company, Ge rrnisto n. H e re ma ined                      H e was Presid ent of t h e N a tal Coast a l Bran ch of the S. A .
t he re f o r seve ra l mon t hs and , h av ing paid off all t ha t he had         ~I e ~l i cal Association_ ? I.I t hree oc~asio ns .       ~ u r in g his ea r liest
borrowed for h is U niversit y educa t ion , h e r eli nquish ed the               peri od of office he initiat ed t h e N atal A nt i-T ub ercul osis Asso-
post, r et urned t o E ngl a nd . was ma rr ied to Dr. Ma ry F er guson            cia t ion by unr e mittin g zea l a nd fa r-seei ng vis ion . T his wo rk
W ood on Ma rch 27t h , 1916, a n d , as a L ieut ena nt in the                    wa s .res pons i!.le for t he recog n it ion of t he d anger of tub er -
H.A .~r. C . , wa s se nt t o F ra nce, he ing stat ion ed for some t ime          CUlOS IS, pa r t iculnrly a mong the non -E ur op ean popula ti on in
at N o. X. base hos pita l, Rouen. In J une he was post ed to th e                  N at a l a nd SOI! t h A f ri ca . On e of h is am bitions was rea li zed
Cheshi res, a nd wi t h th em went th r ough t he try in g days of t he            wh en t he K in g Georg e V H os pital wa s founded a nd bui lt at
Battl e of t he Somm e. At t he en d of th e seve nteen dnvs, wh en                Sp ri ngfi eld by t he Gov ernm en t . U p t o the ti me of his d ea t h
t he v at last left th e f ro nt line for r est bill et s. onlv ' tl i ree o f     he was H on orary Ca rd iologis t to t his I nst it ut ion.
their or iginal com pa ny of officers were not casua lt ies. an d all                   F or ye ars he se r ve d on t he Co uncil o f th e N a ta l Coastal
t hree wer e recom mend ed on t he field fo r hra verv and devot ion                Bra nch of t he M ed ica l Associa t ion an d wa s one of t he F edera l
to d ut y under fire. T hey wer e Ca pt ai n H ill . reco m me nded fo r            Con n ~il rep resentat iv es. A s Co nsult ing Physician to l\IcCorrl' s
t he D. S . O. , L ieu te na n t K a ~' a nd M ay h imse lf, recomm end ed f or    H ospi tal, he t ook a keen in te rest in th e ed uca tio n of N a t ive
the M. C .                                                                          ~I e dica l Ai des sent on fro m F or t H a re, a nd he lect ur ed to
     Co nt ra ct ing trench fe ver, he was sent to a hase hosp it al , an d        t he m for se veral years. H e was a ppoi nted ex te rnal exa miner
a fte r recovery was post ed , at first , to t he D ragoon G ua rds an d           in M ed icine to t he U ni versi ty of t he \ Vit wa t ersra nd for t he
fina ll y , on account of hi s ca val ry ex perien ce in \ Vest A f rica,          last eig ht y ea rs.
to t he 141 Secun d er ahad F ield A m b ula nce . 2nd I n d ia n Ca valrv              As a mem ber o f th e " P la n n ing Com mittee " for th e futu re
D ivision .                                            .                       .   o ~ m e d ici n ~ in S out h A fr ica , he would h av e b roug ht to heal '
     Tt wa s wh il e he was in F rance th a t he hegan to feel t he                ~ I S . f a r -seein g viston , sound j udg men t an d vi vid imagina t ion
ca rd ia c disabilit v t hat was to co n t in ne as a menace to h im               If d! -hea lt h had uot ma de it impossibl e for h im to cont in ue.
 for th e remaind ~r of h is life. So , on adv ice . he resign ed h is                  W it h cha ra ct erist ic enthu s iasm he t h rew him self into th e
com miss ion and return ed to Sout h A f r ica in ~ I ay , 1917. join ing           W a r effort, becomi ng Chai r ma n of t he local ~I e d ical E mer gency
th e Goldfields Group of ~I ed i ca l Officers at th e S im mer and                Co mm it tee a nd H onora ry ~[ e d ical Ad vi se r to t he Oversea s
.Iack . G ermist on , whose head at that t ime wa s th e lat e A nd rew             F.a mil ies Associa t.iou, wh ic h latter post he held to th e t ime oi
W a t t.                                                                           In s d ea th .
     I n Sept emb e r of th e sa me yea r he ente re d int o partner ship               Apa r t from med icine his interests were wid e ant I va r ied .
 wit h .I umes Blac k of Spring», a t pre sent P rofessor o f l\Iid wif e ry        Il l' wa s always keenly inter ested in art, and was cha ir ma n of
a nd Gynrecclogy a t W it wa ter srand Univers it y .               A ft er five    th e D urb a n Mun icipa l Ar t Gall ery Co mmitt ee for sever al yea rs
year's of happy and hu sv general pract ice , ac ti ng on th e pro-                a nd up to th e t ime of his de ath. D ur ing his latter yea rs he
 fessio na l adv ice of hi s f r ien d . R . L. G irdwood . he gav e up             found g reat ha ppiness in pa inti ng, wh ile for ma n v years he had
such st re nuous work . returned t o E ng la nd wit h h is wife and                 t rained him self to be a cri t ic of no mean or d e; _ .
son . and for six month s d id p ost -graduat e wor k und er- D r .                     A not her gr ea t inte rest wa s yachting. A s a memb er hot h of
 AlIa n and Dr. P a t ri ck o f Gla sg ow : a nd wit h Sir J a mes                 th e R oval X a ta l a nd P o int Y a cht Clubs . he owned a nd sai led
 ~ l c K en zi e at t he Ca r d iae Cli nic . SI. And re ws.                       a t va r ious t ime s S cam p, Fly il/g Clo ud ~nd .lIar!! R ose. Th e
     U pon h is r et urn to Sout h Af ri ca he settl ed in P iet er ma r it z-      lat t e r was chose n one year to represent the Roya l N a tal Yacht
 hurg , and confine d himself ent irely to medi cin e. But he was                   Clu b at th e P ort E liza bet h A nnual Rega tt a . On three
a lways di ssat isfied wit h th e position in wh ich he fou nd h im self           occasions he won an d so r et a ined th e valued .. Afri ca
 th er e. A s he used to sa y, .. I am neith er fish, fowl. nor good                Squadron" cu p , present ed by the Com ma·lder -in·C hief ,
 red -he r ring. " a nd so he sta r t ed p lanning hi s wor k in such a             Ca pt a ins a nd officers of the A fri ca Squadron to th e RN . Y.C .
 wa v a s t o fit him self for a l ife d evot ed ent irelv to t hat of a                H e alwny con idere d it h is gr eat, pri vi lege to ha ve he.en so
 S pecial ist P hy sicia n .                                   .                    int ima t ely assoc ia te d profes iona lly wit h t wo such highly -
     As a mem ber of th e ~ I e n t a l H osp it al Staff , a nd du e to th e       honou red med ica l men as th e lat e An d rew W a t t a nd J a mes
 facilit ies gr an ted h im I.y Dr . E ger ton Brown . wh o was th en               Black .         Th e la tter a tt e nd ed t he funer a l ser vi ce, rep resent ing
 Med ical S uperin te ndent. he d id a t remend ous a mount of                     t he W itwat ersra nd U niversity at t he e xpre ssed wis h of
 res ea rch work i n blood -sugar' ex a mi na t ions o f t he na t ive              P r in ci pal R aikes .
 S .A.   T'lDSItRIF V I R]
   G ENEEBIt U ND".                                              P A SSIN G E VE NTS.                                      [SEPTD IBER 12 1942.    32 3

    Outs poken to a degree and full of supreme .c0!1fid ence in
himself, h e never he sitated to express Ills con victi ons. Such
                                                                                                     Passing Events.
are the attributes of a brave cha rac ter . A few days before hi s
death, (hiri ng a reminiscent t alk with hi s wife , he sai (~ , " Li.fe ',~      Dr . 1. Gardi ner of Qu een st own has gone on active ser vice.
been great fu n, ha sn 't it ? I don't regret nune one Iittle bit.                                                               -*
    H e was always a delightful compa nion, whether it was on                    Col. K och , of th e N et herlands M ilit ar y Mi ssion , h as lef t
a trout- fish ing or ca mping holid ay or between cases in hi s                Sout h Africa on milit a ry duty.
roo ms. His keenness and ent h usiasm act ed as an in spiration
to th ose around him. H is cou rage wa s in no way better shown
t ha n in h is attitud e to hi s own ca rd iac di sa hilitv, whi ch .             Dr . L. B ass of St er kst roorn , who ha s gone on acti ve se r-
a lt hough a l ways with h im, was never allo wed t o get h im down :          " ice, has sold his practi ce to D r. P . ,J. Both a.
Even in hi s la st few mont hs of lif e, hi s friends fe lt mor e
co ncern for hi s cond it ion than he ever all owed himself to show.             A number of letters ami re ports of meet in gs whi ch shoul d
    He is su r v ived by h is wif e and t wo daught ers. His only              ha ve a ppea re d in th is issue m us t necessarily b e he ld ove r
so n , Ronald , while servi ng with t he R oyal Na vy , is missi ng            unti l our nex t number .
in th e F ar E ast. This great anxiety an d gr ief was born e by
h im wit h dignit y a nd patien ce. H e was a man wh om it was                    A fa ta l ca se of vell ow fev er occu rr ed in K enya i n M ay last
goo d to k now. To kn ow him was t o like hirn ; to kn ow h im                 a t Kital e, a sma li town sh ip fiftee n miles f rom the K enya .
well was a privilege wh ich will eve r rema in a treasured                     U gand a bor de r. The pa t ient was a local woma n .
mem ory .

   D r. A. P . Edington , Durban , writ es :-                                     Dr. L . St irl ing cont r ibu tes a n interesting art icle on an
                                                                               a scent o f Kilim an jaro to th e curre nt number of t he E .A..
   W it h t h e death o f WaIter J . )[ay, th e medi cal professi on           .11edic al J ournal.
loses a type that is beco mi ng rarer and mor e preciou s, the                                       *                 •
physician a nd the cult ured gentleman in the finest meaning of                   The m a r ria ge took pla ce a t Ca pe T o wn on Saturday, Augu st
the term .                                                                     29, of M iss Ilean a du T oi t , d a ugh t er of Dr. ,1. S . d u T oit
   T ri ed in t he campa igns of Zulula ud , Ger ma n South-West an d          o f Cape T own , to Advocat e J. d e Vos.
th e Somme, he shar ed expe riences tha t st rengt hene d hi s fibre.
moulded h is life an d taught him to app rec ia te lit er ature of
wh ich he . wa s a keen and widely-read follower. H e became a                    Dr. \ V. F. Exner-B a umun n wa s a wa rde d t he St rait s Settle-
we ll-b alanced cr it ic of art as well as a facil e and gifte d               men ts (1941) Gold Med al for T ro pical Medicin e for h is M .D.
exponent o f wat er- colour, H e was a lso an ant hor ity up on                Th esis (E d in.) on .. V itam in C Nut rit ion in t he Ca pe
et ch ing.                                                                     P en insu la " .
   This all wid en ed his out look and hi s large circle of f riends
of all cla sses and n eed s.       It was hi s humanitv a n d moral              Dr. Ma xw ell Pilavin will act as full -tim e locum te ne ns at
integrity that pla ced him up on his pe des ta l, ap~ rt. f rom hi s           the native hospital of t he Durban -Rood epoor t De ep , Limited,
medical solida r ity and acumen.                                               during the a bse nce on leave of Dr. 1. Rabinowitz f ro m the
   In hi s p rof ession al capac ity ' h is accura cy and sc ient ific         18t h Au gu st , 1942, to the 4t h Oct ob er, 1942.
outl ook w er e recognized by the pr ofession and t he medi cal
sch ools, a n d creat ed a sta nda rd for his colleag ues.                       Dr. Ger al d Mach an ik is acti ng a s t emporary medical officer
   Cer ta in ly Durbau loses a wise an d mature guide, wh ile South            at t he native hosp ital of t he Brakpan M ine s, Limited , and the
A fr ica loses a gi ft ed son. So passes th e beloved ph y sician .            Sout h A fri can L and an d Exp lor at ion Company) Lim it ed , vice
                                                                               Dr. N. H . Louw, resign ed .

                             DR. A. LAWREN CE.                                   T he lay press ha s d evot ed some attention to th e re port on
                                                                               hosp it al ser vices in th e T ran sv aal , an d has bee n prompt i n

D        R  ALFRED LAWREN CE, almost t h e last of a long
         fami ly of medical practit ioner s, passed aw ay at K atberg
Manor on th e 16th J u ne. 1942. H e was th e t hird son of the
                                                                               get t ing th e view of o ur Association , as exp ressed in F ed eral
                                                                               Council's resolution passed at th e meeting in May last .

late H enr y Lawren ce, of George, C. P . H is brot he r N orm an                 Dr. P erciv al-Wat ki ns , ~LD. , ~LR. C.S. (E ng. ), t.n.o. z.
is th e las t su r viving member of a fa mi ly of four son s, all of           ( Londo n) , will act as fu ll-ti me locum ten ens for Dr. A. B.
whom were doct ors. Du ri ng t h e last war he was Captain in                  Tucke r at t.he native hosp ita l of th e Langlaag te Est ate and
t he S.A .) f. C. Dr. Lawren ce qualified in 1884, tak ing the                 Gold )fini ng Company , LIm it ed.
L .R C.P. E d in. and the M.R. C.S. En g. (U nivers ity College
H ospita l).
   H e is survi ved by his elde st son , wh o owns th e K at berg                Dr. J ac. J . Theron, R A. . )f.n. , B. Ch., D .e .H . (R.C. P. &
S anatori u m , and h is daught er , th e wife of th e R ev. R . Rowley ,      So), ha s sta r te d practice as a specialist in di seases of ch ild ren
an d hi s w if e prede ceased him some yea rs ago.                             at 165, List er B uild ings , .Ie ppe Street , -Ioha nnesb urg.    T ell"
   H e pra ct ised at Balfour , E ast L ondon and \Vh it t lesea , and         phones' : Cons ul ti ng Rooms 22·06 14 ; R esiden ce 41.3579.
though h e ha d al most retired, up to his d eath he st ill sa w
pa t ien ts at Ka t berg .     H e was an exceptiona lly soun d                  I n t he rece nt Bir thd ay H onou rs lists ar e inclu de d t he names
d ia gnost ic ia n a nd had been in his day a keen r ifle-sh ot .
                                                                               of Dr. L. C. Black st one, surgeo n , M erch an t N a vy , wh o is
                                                                               very well kn own to his many fr iend s in South A fr ica , and
                                                                               of Dr . A. P . Ma rt in , D.M .S. for Defen ce and A ir For ce
                                                                               South ern R hod esia , wh o b oth obtain a civil O. B.E .              '
   A meeting of t he E xecutive Commi ttee of the F ed eral Cou n-
cil will be he ld at )(ed ica l H o use, Cape T own , on October 5,
a t 2.30 p .rn ,                                                                 Dr. Ro bart .S ha rp het op 14 A ugustu s sy 7lste verjaa rdag op
                                                                               Ca nar vo n gev ier. T en spyte van sv hoe oude r do rn tree hy vir
  T he I n t ern a t iona l R ed Cro ss has in vite d Dr . T . W . B.          die a fgelope t wee j aa r op as plaa sv er vanger van d r . J. J .
Osborn of ,Johan nesbu rg ,. to Ge neva to advise it s m em bers on            H ugo, ~'at _by d ie L eer aanges~u it. he t. Dr. Sh arp is goed
ma tter; regard ing post- war f eed ing of th e sta r ving peoples of          bek en d 111 Kaa pst ad waar hy bal e j a r e gepraktiseer he t .
E urope. T he U niversit v of the W it wate rsr and, of whose sta ff
Dr. Osbot n is a member , h as agr eed to release h im for this                  )(1'. H . Silbu rn writ es to th e J oha nnesb urg S unday T imes :
pur pose, an d the South A f ri ca n R ed Cross Scx;iety h as ask e.d          " )(ay I than k you for publishi ng D r. W. N elson 's art icle in
him to repre ent the Socie ty in orde r to ascertain wha t par t It            the Su nday T imes, as ta ken f rom th e S.A . MEDICAL J OURNA     L.
as a soci et y , a nd Sou t h A f r ica as a whole, ca n p lay in this         ~Ve hav e in th a t ar ticle, I t h ink , a wonderfu l exam ple of
work.                                                                          intellectual honesty. I was profound ly sti r re d by it."

				
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