The Sanitary Institute of Great Britain has taken a new departure in deciding to publish a journal of its proceedings instead of an annual volume of Transactions, following in this the example set by the British and the American Medical Associations. The journal is to be, in the first instance, a quarterly. Its first part, April, 1894, has just been issued. The object of this alteration is to circulate to the members at an early date the papers read at the various meetings of the Institute, to afford an opportunity for recording information of general sanitary interest and to keep the members more closely in touch with the work that is being carried on.
The Sanitary Institute is the analogue of our American Public Health Association. The one was originated in 1876, the other in 1870. Usually we follow our British cousins on the track of sanitary progress. In this