Of late years the attention of the profession has been so much directed to the operative treatment of hip joint disease, that the more conservative method of treatment of the affection has not received the attention merited by the attainable results. It is with pleasure, therefore, that we notice an interesting paper read before the New York Academy of Medicine, on May 5, " On the Ultimate Results of the Mechanical Treatment of Hip joint Disease. An Analysis of Fifty-one Cases, occurring in the Service of the New York Orthopædic Dispensary and Hospital," by Drs. Newton M. Shaffer and Robert W. Lovett, which may be found in the New York Medical Journal, of May 21. The cases upon which the report was based were all dispensary cases, no hospital, private, or other cases being considered, and no cases in which the hip affection has been treated by other than mechanical means.