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the Royal Society of Medicine; and Consulting Physician to St. Thomas' Hospital. Only a few weeks ago we in Ulster noted with special interest you had become an Orangeman-Grand Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau. We trust you will treasure the Honorary Fellowship of the Ulster Medical Society as a token of the esteem and affection with which you are held by your many friends in Northern Ireland. Mr. President, I beg to present Sir Henry Tidy. REVIEWS AIDS TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF CHILDREN. . By F. M. B. Allen. Eiglhth Edition. 1947. London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox. Ttiis miniature textbook, originally written by the late Dr. John McCaw, won for itself a dis- tinguished place in British p.ediatric literature, and the present edition is in every way a worthy successor. The volume continues to lose bulk (a rare virtue in modern textbooks), but remains an authorita- tive and practical exposition of present-day poediatric trends. It is well balanced, lucid in expres- sion, and free from obscure theories, and we commend it to the student or practitioner in search of concentrated, accurate, and easily absorbable knowledge. ANAESTHESIA. Pp. 41. 10s. THIS quarterly Journal, which is the official publication of the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, is still in its infancy, the first number being published in October, 1946-the centenary year of anesthesia. Under the able editorship of C. Langton Hewer, it is already proving a great asset to British aneesthetists, who have had to rely mostly on American anoesthetic journals to follow the rapid advance in all types of aneesthetic and analgesic techniques which has taken place in recent years. It fills a much-needed want in that it provides for a quicker and fuller expression of "recent advances" in anaesthetics, with which neither the textbook nor overloaded columns of the general medical press could cope. The "abstracts from current literature" is an invaluable section of the Journal, although some of t

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