The wording of the title of this paper is adaptad from the pamphlet issued by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals entitled "Essentials in a Hospital Approved for Interns,"1 as will be recognized by representatives of that group in the medical profession which is being made to assume responsibilities in an authoritative way for the creation and maintenance of these standards. Such men are becoming a marked group in our profession—not trained by medical schools to this end but through later experience and native ability finding the field theirs by necessity if not always by choice. The creative features and the results obtained make it often a fascinating field.
The staff conference, both as a subject of deliberation and as a hospital function, presents a wider variety of interest than would seem possible on first thought. It is a very good thing to be made to consider and