This volume of transactions contains the papers read before the Association at the meeting held May 29-31, and June 1, 1894, together with brief obituary notices of Professor Billroth, Drs. B. A. Watson, W. W. Dawson, T. J. Dunott, and James McCann. The frontispiece of the volume is a picture of a gavel which, the volume informs us, is one made from a portion of the office chair of the late Prof. Samuel D. Gross, presented by the retiring President, Dr. Mears, to the Association for the use of its future President.
The papers have been previously published, some of them in this Journal. There is a paper on "Methods of Teaching Surgery," by a gentleman who has neither taught or practiced surgery for the last twenty-nine years, and can not therefore be considered as an expert on the subject The one paper in the volume that stands out as