This directory, issued by authority of the N. Y. State Medical Association, and the N. Y. and Kings County Medical associations, is an illustration of what physicians can do for themselves, rather than leave it to those outside the profession. There is no reason why every state society, alone or in combination with the neighboring state societies, should not issue such a directory, and keep it under control so that its value to physicians themselves would be greater. Further, if it can be done so well by three states contributing, why not all states combine and get out a national directory, say every three years, admitting none to its pages who are not reputable. Such a directory would be a valuable one in many ways.
The book before us gives the names of physicians arranged according to towns, also alphabetically; the names of the members of the boards of health,