This is the first time that the Mississippi Valley Medical Association has published its transactions. These make a large book, nearly 500 pages, and it includes all of the papers read at the last meeting, as well as the discussions. The Constitution and By-Laws of the Association are included, but not the list of members. The book, as a whole, is a credit to the publication committee, and the committee is to be congratulated on the result of its efforts. The color adopted for the binding—blue— may reflect the condition of the committee at the time this was selected, but, as a thing of beauty, it does not add to the artistic appearance of the book. This, however, may be simply a matter of taste.