Berlin, April 6, 1907.
To the Editor:
—The thirty-sixth annual meeting of the German Surgical Society has just come to an end. It has occurred to me that it might be of interest to some of your readers to learn something of its management. In many respects it is a decided improvement on the conduct of similar meetings with us, and we would do well to imitate them. Of the scientific proceedings I shall say nothing, as these you will get from others.The society has over 1,600 members and 76 new ones were added this year. It is, therefore, the largest, and I think it is fair to say also the most important surgical society in the world. Over 800 were in attendance. The meetings are always held in Easter week in the Langenbeckhaus, in Berlin. As the hall seats only 500 to 600, cards of admission have to