One of my concluding assignments as Director of the Division of Scientific Publications of the American Medical Association was the transmission to the Board of Trustees the recommendation of the Editorial Board of the Archives of Richard Warren, MD, as successor to J. Garrott Allen, MD, Chief Editor. Dr. Allen was appointed to the Editorial Board in 1959. He served as chief editor pro tempore when Waltman Walters, MD, was on a trip around the world and since 1962 has served as chief editor. Throughout this latter period "Rich" has been a member of the Board and is thoroughly experienced in editorial matters.
It was my pleasure to have known "Rich" during his medical training at the Harvard Medical School and his internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This was followed by residency training at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and service during World War II with the 5th and