We have received the first issue of the above journal— a unique publication, in that it is, so far as we know, the only medical journal that is endowed. It has been established in connection with the Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases, founded by Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCormick, but the journal is specifically endowed independent of the institute. As its name indicates, it is to be devoted to the publication of original investigations dealing with infectious diseases, their etiology and prevention. It will have a special field to itself, and we are told that only such contributions as bear directly on the topics indicated will be published. "The biology and chemistry of the various pathogenic micro-organisms, the physiology and anatomy of the morbid processes that they initiate, and the hygienic and sanitary problems to which they give rise are considered to be especially within the scope of the undertaking,"