For a number of years the trustees of the American Medical Association have purposed the establishment of an Archives of Surgery similar in character and scope to the Archives of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Diseases of Children, the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, and other comparable publications. Delays of various kinds have arisen, among others those resulting from the war, which have prevented the fulfilment of this purpose. The fact, too, that there were already in this country two great journals of surgery, the Annals of Surgery, and Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, has made this delay of less consequence.
The Journal of the American Medical Association has the largest circulation of any medical journal in the world, and represents the activities of the American medical profession. The Journal, therefore, must carry contributions which will cover all the different fields of medicine. Contributions to its surgical section are so