The certainty that a pathologic exhibit will be given in connection with the coming meeting of the American Medical Association prompts the observation that practical pathology has recently made rapid progress among the rank and file of the profession. Beginning a few years ago as an elective study in the colleges, it now takes rank in the curriculum with anatomy and physiology. The prolific multiplication of medical societies has also contributed to the diffusion of pathologic knowledge, and the introduction of the pathologic exhibit, as a feature of the annual medical gatherings, gives promise of valuable results. In the larger cities are organizations devoted exclusively to the consideration of pathologic questions, or more frequently an occasional evening or a part of the regular session is given over to the presentation of pathologic specimens and kindred matters.
The exhibit contemplated for the Atlantic City meeting can not be viewed as experimental,