With pleasure we welcome Dr Arthur Baue to the editorship of the Archives of Surgery. He is the fifth editor of this successful and widely read journal. He follows Dr Richard Warren in this post and other such well-known surgeons as Dean Lewis, Waltman Walters, and J. Garrott Allen.
The Archives of Surgery, first published in 1920, has grown in circulation until it now reaches 43,000 subscribers. It has become an important vehicle for continuing education in the advancement of new knowledge and for improving surgical care. A journal inevitably comes to reflect its editor's experience and philosophy, and extends his influence as a teacher throughout the community of his peers. Thus, the appointment of a new editor is an event of importance to the journal and to the surgical community.
Dr Baue brings to the Archives a rich and varied background in both research and clinical experience. A graduate