In the winter of 1975, the American Medical Association, in an understandable mood of tightening its financial belt, employed three management firms to examine the operation of its publications. Among the recommendations emerging from their reports was a suggestion that the AMA might examine employing an outside publisher to handle the specialty journals under AMA supervision.
Several publishing firms made offers. The offers were carefully studied. The Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates have now judged that that part of the Ama's educational mission which the journals represent will be better served by maintaining the present method of distributing them.
Since rumors have been abroad that the state of the specialty journals was unsettled, that of some—the Archives of Surgery particularly—more so than others, we are happy to report to our readers that for the foreseeable future there will be no change. No change, that is, in the