The editorship by Sir Theodore Fox of the Lancet of London closed at the end of the old year. Sir Theodore, who was associated with the Lancet first in 1925, moves onward and upward as Medical Director of the Family Planning Association. His immediate successor, Dr. Ian Douglas-Wilson, a native of Harrogate, Yorkshire, and the son of a physician, but long associated with Edinburgh medicine, slips naturally into the position of scholarship and leadership. Following World War II, in 1946, the new editor joined the Lancet staff and has served as Deputy Editor since 1952.
The editorship of the distinguished London journal with an international appeal remains an important post in dissemination of medical information as the years pass. The Lancet, which is proud of its independence since its founding by Wakley almost a century and a half ago, will continue to prosper and hold the respect that is its