So far as we know, the conclusion which was reached seven years ago, to publish the transactions of the Association in the form of a weekly journal, has met with universal favor. The difficulties to be encountered were such as to require the most cautious procedure, and more or less of criticism was to be anticipated, especially from those who were least familiar with the responsibilities to be assumed. Without financial basis, and relying wholly upon the cordial coöperation of the members of the Association, its only basis of support was their fidelity and forbearance. This support The Journal has had, and by reason of this it comes to the opening of its fifteenth volume with better assurances for permanent success, and with better promise of useful service to the profession than ever before.
The relations of The Journal to the medical profession are unique. It is neither the organ