The Journal has been favored, through the courtesy of the Editor of the British Medical Journal, with advance sheets of the general addresses and those before the sections of the British Medical Association. Some of these we hope to publish in full, or more fully abstract at an early date.
The address in medicine, by Sir Richard Douglas Powell, reviews a number of questions of practical interest, newer methods and instruments of precision in diagnosis, the superposition of infections, anomalous fevers and their diagnosis, the questions of immunity and susceptibility and serum therapeutics. As regards the prevention of tuberculosis, he especially cautions against alarming and exaggerated statements as to its contagiousness, "the evidence in regard to which except under the almost experimental conditions alluded to, is extremely slender." At the close of his address he adds a table indicating the actions of various sera.
Dr. Ogston's address in surgery is