In this issue of The Journal appears the Index for Volume 136 of The Journal of the American Medical Association covering January. February, March and April. This index should have appeared in The Journal of April 24, but it was impossible to publish it at that time because of difficulties with the compositors who were not at work. The Index is paged to follow immediately the material that ended Volume 136, and may be bound with the volume so as to make it complete.
ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM FOUNDATION
Elsewhere in this issue appears an anouncement of the completion of negotiations which have been going on for some time toward consolidating into a single organization the leading agencies in the attack on rheumatic conditions, including the American Rheumatism Association, the National Arthritis Research Foundation, the Detroit Fund for Crippling Diseases and other groups that have been devoted to combating