THE COUNCILS' COMMITTEE ON CONTRACEPTIVES
The House of Delegates at its meeting in Atlantic City in 1937 delegated to the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry and to the Council on Physical Therapy the problem of the investigation of materials, devices and methods recommended or employed for the prevention of conception with a view to determining their physiologic, chemical and biologic properties and effects. The two councils appointed representatives and last spring a Councils' Committee on Contraceptives was organized. The committee is charged simply with studies affecting problems of therapeutic contraception and problems of sterility as well. The first report, which appears on page 1767 in this issue of The Journal, concerns the misuse of roentgen rays to induce abortion or to produce sterility.
Last year The Journal1 called attention to the danger of "lipoid pneumonia" following the intranasal administration of oily preparations. Recently Walsh and Cannon2