This section, which has as its primary purpose a review of the contributions of medical investigators and observers of the past to the present-day concepts of disease, is under the special editorship of Dr. Arthur Bloomfield, 2398 Sacramento St., San Francisco 15.
His editorial in the August, 1957, issue of the A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine, gives further detail of what it is hoped to accomplish in these articles. Contributions or comments for this section may be sent directly to Dr. Bloomfield, or to the Chief Editor for transmittal to him.
Since the opening sentences of the first preface were written twenty years have elapsed.... Of the changes which have taken place in the practice of medicine during these years there is none more striking than the change in the treatment of acute rheumatism. Those who have known that disease under the salicyl treatment can have no idea of the