< 108 SA MEDIESE TYDSKRIF DEEL 62 17 JULIE 1982 Universiteit van Stellenbosch: Departement Radiologie. Die Medical Students' Council, UCT Medical School, Anzio Road, Departement Radiologie nooi alle belangstellendes uit om die Observatory, 7925. volgende vergadering by te woon: Vrydag 23 Julie om 07h30 in Seminaarkamer-Wes: 'n referaat deur dr. A. Schulman oor radiologiese manifestasies van limfome. International Congresses Lectures on modern hospital pharmacy. SABAX (Pty) Ltd, a leading supplier of medical care products, is offering a series of British Council: Medical courses. The last of the British Council lectures on modern hospital pharmacy, with active audience courses to be held in 1982 are listed below. Each course is designed to participation. The guest lecturer, Mr Herbert A. Dixon, is Manager interest senior academic and professional people who seek both to of Pharmacy Services, University of Alberta Hospital, Canada, and learn about recent developments in the UK relating to their field of Lecturer in Hospital Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy and work and to participate in international discussion at a high revel. Pharmaceutical Services, University of Alberta. Lectures, followed Prospectuses and application forms are available from the B:itish by a cocktail reception, will take place as follows: 11 AUgllSl 1982- Council, 170 Pine Street, I\rcadia, Pretoria, 0083, or from the Pietermaritzburg; 12 Augusl - Durban; 16 Augusl - Port Director, Courses Department, 65 Davies Street, London W I Y Elizabeth; 18 Augusl - Cape Town; 23 Augusl - Bloemfontein; 24 2AA, LJK. Augusl - Pretoria; and 26 Augusl - Johannesburg. Further The first course, entitled 'Clinical and diagnostic virology', will be details can be obtained from Jenni Watkins (telephone number: held on 7-19 November 1982 in Birmingham. Dr T. H. Flewen will (011) 942-3000). be the director of studies, and the registration fee for the course is £595 (residential) and £345 (non-residential). The next course, entitled 'Blood transfusion', will be held in Conference on tuberculosis. A conference on tuberculosis, Edinburgh on 14-26 November 1982. Dr J. D. Cash will be the entitled 'Consumption in the land of plenty: TB in South Africa' and director of studies. The registration fee is £525 (residential) and organized by the Medical Students' Council, will be held on the £305 (non-residential). evenings of 2-4 August 1982 at 19h30 in the New Medical Amenities The last course, entitled 'Ultrasound in diagnosis: internal Building, UCT Medical School, Observatory. Speakers include medicine, obstetrics and vascular disease', with Drs P. N. T. Wells, Professor S. Benatar, Professor E. Glanhaar, Dr O. Martinyand Dr Hylton Meire and J. P. Woodcock as directors of studies, will be held D. Webster. There is no registration fee, and all are welcome. on 14-26 Tovember 1982 in Bristol. The registration fee is £635 Information may be obtained from the Conference Committee, (residential) and £370 (non-residential). In Memoriam Hendrik Petrus van der Merwe M.B. CH.B. (PRETORIA) Roald Maartens en Hannes Hattingh, van Bellville, skryf: gepraktiseer het, het hy die respek en liefde van kollegas, Ons vriend, dr. H. P. van der Merwe, is op 2 Junie 1982 skielik verpleegsters en pasiente gewen en was hy vir ons almal nie net 'n oorlede. Gebore in Tylstroom 48 jaar gelede, het H. P. die besondere dokter nie, maar ook 'n vriend om op staat te kan maak. kuns gehad om sy medemens, sy familie en ook sy eie lewe met 'n Sy simpatieke en geduldige behandeling, gesout met 'n goeie sin gemaklike gang te nader, dog terselfdertyd die van hurnor, het vir horn 'n spesiale plekkie in die harte onbetwyfelbare versekering te gee dat hy al drie van oues van dae, mistroostige vetsugtiges en bang met diepe ems waardeer. kleintjies verseker. Daarbenewens het sy wakkerheid Na voltooiing van sy skoolloopbaan op dat urisemie 'n peptiese ulkus en ook 'n koronere Nylstroom Laer- en Hoerskool het H. P. by trombose kan mimiek, menige pasiente se spanning in Tukkies afgestudeer en sy M.B. Ch.B.-graad in die verband versag. Ongelukkig was hy egter self nie so 1958 verwerf. Hierdie verbintenis met Noord- gelukkig nie en rnoes hy in 1977 [\vee rnaal kort na Transvaal het horn 'n troue ondersteuner van die rnekaar koronere omleidinge ondergaan. Met die Bloubulle en Tukkies gemaak en het horn vele spoggery dat hy nou 'n 'spare' het, het H. P. hierdie weddenskappies en beentrekkery laat wen - ons terugslag verwerk en het hy dit geensins toegelaat om kan nie help om te wonder wat die ou te se sou die kwaliteit van sy lewe te belnvloed nie. gehad het oor die uitslag van die laaste Tukkie- Matie stryd nie! Alhoewel hy homself nie veel vakansies gegun het Nadat hy en Alet in 1958 getroud is, het hy sy nie, het H. P. sy dogter Wilma se prestasies in karate, 'n huisdokterjaar by Karl Bremer-hospitaal gedoen potjie gholf saam met sy seun Boetie (H. P. jnr.) en en toe vir 6 maande uitgehelp in 'n praktyk in familie-samesyn met Alet en die kinders terdee geniet Kuilsrivier. en was hy tereg baie trots op en lief vir sy vrou en In 1960 het H. P. sy eie praktyk in Fraserburg begin en toe hy 10 kinders. Ons diepste meegevoel gaan saam met hulle, H. P. se jaar later na Bellville verhuis het, het Fraserburg se mense horn moeder en sy broer, professor Coen van der Merwe. gereeld tot sy dood korn konsulteer. Ons verlang en mis jou, ou vriend, rnaar gun jou die welverdiende Gedurende die afgelope 12 jaar toe H. P. in the Tygerberg-area ms! SA MEDICAL JOURNAL VOLUME 62 17 JULY 1982 109 Woolf Nathan Kaplan M.B. CH.B. (CAPE TOWN) Dr P. D. Beck, of Port Elizabeth, writes: Woolf Nathan Kaplan was born in Lithuania in 1919. He came to I knew Dr Kaplan from the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth. South Africa when he was 4 years old; he went to school at Paarl He was a very likeable, kind person and very capable. He was very Gymnasium, and graduated M.B. Ch.B. at the University of Cape helpful to me personally. Town in 1945. After having completed his housemanship at the The last few years of his life were difficult in view of the fact that he Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth, he went into private suffered from hypertension, diabetes and gangrene, but he carried practice in Uitenhage, where he stayed until his death on 6 April on until his death. To his children we extend our deepest 1982. sympathy. People and Evenls/Persone en Gebeure Female sterilization. The International Planned Parenthood Donation towards a chair of family health at Wits Federation (IPPF) has produced a short booklet of 44 pages on University. The University of the Witwatersrand has received a female sterilization designed for those involved in family planning, donation of more than R 150 000 in gold shares towards the cost of a but not particularly for gynaecologists carrying out the operation. chair of family health, which the university hopes to establish in the The book, edited by Ronald L. Kleinman, describes the background near future. The donation was made by the Kenneth Stanley Birch of and indications for female sterilization, counselling of clients Trust. Mr K. S. Birch, the chairman of the Trust and former group before sterilization, pre-operative history and examination, choice of architect for the Anglo American Corporation, handed over the procedure, surgical routes available and methods of tubal occlusion, shares at an official ceremony at the university on 7 June 1982. He complications and reversal (requested only by 0,6 - 1% of patients). donated the shares in memory of his parents, Waiter and Alice Birch, Appendixes deal with consent forms, and the standard kits for Rand pioneers of 1895. sterilization available from the IPPF. The book is obtainable from In 1978 the Medical Graduates Association established a fund to IPPF, 18-20 Lower Regent Street, London SWI Y 4PW, UK, and finance such a chair. Mr Gary Player was the patron and Dr Bruce the price is US S3,25 including postage. Sparks the chairman. Mr Player and the graduates made generous donations towards the chair. Gluten-free guide. Ms Carole Smollen knows all about gluten-free diets because she has reared two children suffering from coeliac Tuberculosis control. A study group on tuberculosis (TB) control, disease. The 3rd edition of her excellent Ghuen-free Guide for jointly sponsored by the International Union against Tuberculosis Sourhern Africa is now available and should prove invaluable to any and the WHO, met in Geneva last September to consider the parent of a child with coeliac disease. It contains numerous recipes effectiveness of various TB control strategies, to review the obstacles and practical hints and its application is by no means confined to any encountered, and to propose research relevant to the feasibility and one race in South Africa. The book is published by Maskew Miller efficiency of alternative strategies. Their report, now available as and priced at R3,25. WHO Technical Report Series, No. 671, agrees that TB is still a major unsolved health problem of world-wide dimensions even though it should in theory be controlled and eradicated. It stresses Treponemal infections. Treponemal infections include syphilis that TB control deserves a high priority from decision-makers and the non-venereal endemic treponematoses. Both were responsible for allocation of even limited health resources. It also considered at a meeting of a WHO Scientific Group, whose report points out that there is a common misapprehension in technically now appears as WHO Technical Report Series, No. 674. The report advanced countries that TB is no longer a problem; although the covers epidemiology; the clinical aspects (with a call for improved incidence is low, it still remains a menace. Among other findings, the teaching); laboratory aspects; treatment (with the emphasis on the study group indicated that six drugs - isoniazid, rifampicin, need never to use less than the recommended doses of penicillin and pyrazinamide, streptomycin, thioacetazone and ethambutol its alternatives); control aspects and recommendations for research, should all be on the WHO model list of essential drugs. including culture of treponemes; tests for syphilis; clinical studies; treatment studies and field studies. This report is obtainable from Van Schaik's Bookstore (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 724, Pretoria, 0001. Dr. D. H. Coetzee, ortopeed, praktiseer tans te Kerkstraat 68B, Worcester, KP (telefoonnommers: spreekkamers - 4644; woning- 9-3636). Cleft Lip and Palate Association. The South African Inherited Disorders Association (SAIDA) points out that it now has an Dr. Roelof van Huyssteen, verloskundige en ginekoloog, het die affiliated association known as SAIDA Cleft Pals, consisting of praktyk van dr. Rhoderic Nel, wat aftree, oorgeneem, te Louis parents and professionals concerned in aiding cleft-palate Leipoldt Mediese Sentrum 323, Bellville, KP (telefoonnommers: individuals and their families. Trained volunteers are now available spreekkamers - 97-6053 en 97-6406; woning - 96-2556). on request, to visit parents of newborn cleft-palate babies, to provide emotional support and practical (non-medical) assistance. Lectures Dr. T. M. Benkenstein, intemis, tree in vennootskap met dr. Johan and discussion groups are also arranged for the information of Perold en dr. Johann Rabie te Jan S. Marais Sentrum 103, Bellville, parents and for sharing ofexperiences. Newsletters are distributed to KP (telefoonnommers: spreekkamers - 94-3707/8 en 97-0111; parents and interested members, and booklets on specific problems woning - 97-9292). are available. Further information may be obtained from the Secretary, Dr Rory McCarthy, paediatrician, is now practising at 10 Medical SAIDA, PO Box 1038, Johannesburg, 2000 (telephone number: Centre, Courtenay Street, George, CP (telephone numbers: 3840 or (Oil) 725-0511, ext. 330). 6634).