This is a new venture; it is not a journal in the ordinary sense, though it is to be published periodically, and, on the other hand, scarcely a book, though this first number in permanent binding would materially embellish the shelves of any library. As stated in its preface, "Medical Classics" aims to awaken the interest of all medical workers in the historical side of their profession. This first number deals with Sir James Paget, that shrewd Victorian, who said, "To be brief is to be wise; to be epigrammatic is to be clever," and who eventually became one of the leading surgeons of his time.
There is a reproduction of the Millais portrait which gives a sufficiently good idea of Paget's appearance at the height of his career. A short biographic sketch traces his development from 1834, when, at the age of 20 and a student at St. Bartholomew's