This meeting of the Society being the semi-centennial anniversary of its foundation it was decided to make it of a popular character and of direct benefit to the people. All papers therefore were upon hygienic topics. The volume thus produced is a very creditable one and shows a high state of learning in the principles of sanitary science by the Wisconsin faculty. We doubt if there are many States in our Union where current topics in hygiene would have received as intelligent treatment. The volume concludes with the obituaries of deceased members and the statistics of local societies. Secretary Sheldon has edited the volume with his usual skill and precision. The next annual meeting will be held at Racine on the first Wednesday in May, 1897.