Vol 98, No 7 (2008)

Table of Contents

From the Editor

Does the power of overripe tomatoes and dusty photos equal that of the bomb? PDF
Marlise Linda Richter 487

Editor's choice

Editors choice PDF
JP van Niekerk 489


Dr Ivan Toms- a true hero PDF
Johan Theron Nel 490
Comments on the “Child rape epidemic” PDF
Arjan Bastiaan van As 490
Child sexual abuse services PDF
Naeemah Abrahams, Shanaaz Mathews 494
Algae a possible answer to energy shortage? PDF
Fred Nathan Sanders 494
Citrus aurantium, beware of the bitter orange. PDF
Vernon Johan Louw 496
Counselling, abortion, mental health and HIV PDF
Chelsea Morroni, Diane Cooper, Margaret Hoffman 498
A view of the late Christiaan Barnard PDF
Jocelyn Robert Forsyth 498


Proposed health price regulations stir up hornet’s nest PDF
Blind former British Home Secretary backs new cell phone initiative PDF
Lack of ‘warm hands’ will render healthcare system ‘impotent’ PDF
Beleaguered hospitals – help at last? PDF


The South African Bone Marrow Registry and Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation PDF
Paul Ruff, Ernette du Toit, Terry Schlaphoff, Anthon Heyns 516
Disseminated drop metastases PDF
Aadil Ahmed 522
Was Stalin mad? PDF
André Wessels, Francois Retief 526
Letter from Arabia 2 PDF
chris ellis 529

Book reviews

Essays of Medical Biography PDF
David M Dent 530


What do the xenophobic attacks reveal about the health of South African society? PDF
Chris Richard Kenyon 531
Xenophobic violence PDF
Zehpne M van der Spuy, Lizo Mazwai, Ralph Kirsch 533

Scientific letters

Medication Storage Temperatures in the Pre-hospital Environment PDF
Christopher Stein 535
The use of Bipolar Diathermy for the outpatient control of posterior epistaxis PDF
B J McKenzie, J W Loock 536
The mechanism of bleomycin in inducing haemangioma regression PDF
Peace Mabeta, Paul Frank Davis 538
Bleomycin plasma spill-over levels in paediatric patients undergoing intralesional injection for the treatment of haemangiomas PDF
Gabriel Iunescu, Peace Mabeta, Nola Dippenaar, Tobian Muir, Pieter Fourie, Graham Shelver 539

Original articles

The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Co infection in a South African (SA) Urban government HIV Clinic PDF
Cynthia Firhaber, Anne Reyneke, Doreen Schulz, Babatyi Malope, Patrick Macphail, Ian Sanne, Adrian Di Biseglie 541
Preoperative clinical assessment for anaesthesia: The effect of human immunodeficiency virus infection PDF
Phillipa Penfold, Christina Lundgren 545
An evaluation of the District Health Information System in rural South Africa PDF
Anupam Garrib, Norah Stoops, Andrew McKenzie, Linda Dlamini, Thiloshini Govender, Jon Rohde, Kobus Herbst 549
Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy - a four-year audit at Pretoria Academic Hospital (2002-2005) PDF
Priya Soma-Pillay, Angus Peter Macdonald, Tshimbi Mathivha, Janine Bakker, Mattessa Mackintosh 553
Changing gender profile of medical schools in South Africa PDF
Mignonne Breier, Angelique Wildschut 557


CPD Questionnaire PDF