The first of a new series of papers dealing with "Evolution of Modern Medicine" will appear in the September issue of the Archives. The Editorial Board initiates this project with enthusiasm, which it believes will be shared by all readers of the Archives. If medical practitioners, teachers, and investigators are to keep the new developments in their art in proper perspective, they must have recourse to the steps by which modern concepts came into being. Only in this way can the wheat be separated from the chaff and order and perspective be maintained.
We feel fortunate in having gained Dr. Bloomfield's consent to assume responsibility for this section. He has been interested throughout his long career in this phase of medical knowledge. It was his excellent "Bibliographies" of the essential knowledge of various diseases—cholera, meningococcus infection, and rheumatic fever—together with such papers as Drs. Norman M. Keith and Thomas E.