WE HOPE that you will like the "new look" of the Archives. The cover has been completely redesigned, and illustrations and space have been rearranged to present a maximum amount of material in the minimum compass compatible with good readability. If you disapprove, the editors accept a full share of responsibility for these changes, because they were consulted freely during the planning. The editors were somewhat disturbed by the fact that this is the second change in the format of the Archives since its publication began, in 1908. However, they were glad to accede to the new proposals for the cover provided it contained at least a partial list of the table of contents, a suggestion which was readily accepted by the business management.
It has been felt, in line with the policy of the Editorial Board to attempt to keep abreast of the major interests of all internists by