The American Journal of Tropical Medicine is now completing its first year in a condition which is fairly satisfactory to the editor and to the publishers. It has apparently also been acceptable to its readers. As is well known, American workers in tropical medicine have wanted and needed a journal for some time. Our population, our resources, our history and our prospects have all seemed to warrant it. A journal somewhat on the same lines was conducted in New Orleans for a short time a few years ago. It was discontinued, but only for personal reasons and not because there was no place for it.
The existence of a journal reduces itself to a question of manuscript and money. The present journal was established after an offer of a strong publishing house to undertake the financial risk. The editor considered this offer an opportunity that should not be missed.