British Medical Association Annual Meeting.
—Four major issues dominated the annual representative meeting of the British Medical Association, which met in Dublin this year. The meeting accepted a recommendation of its council that the annual subscription be raised from £4.4s. to £6.6s. Half of the increase will be put aside toward redemption of debt. One of the major fears in many quarters is that the increase may result in a decrease in membership. Closely linked with this question of increased subscription was that of the loss that the association is incurring on its publications, particularly its popular health journal, Family Doctor. No more unpropitious moment, financially, could have been chosen for the launching of a new journal of this type than the middle of 1951, and it says much for the skill, energy, and enthusiasm of the editor of Family Doctor that the loss has been no greater than it