The Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease originated in 1920 in a group of neurologists and psychiatrists who long had thought that the usual type of neurologic society is discursive in its efforts, wasteful of time and energy and not sufficiently intensive in interest. Consequently, the founders of this association conceived and organized a new type of medical gathering which was at once a brilliant success. The meetings have been marked by keen interest, a most unusual amount of first rate scientific work and constant good fellowship.
Each meeting (two days) is devoted to a single subject. This subject is chosen by the commission from one to three years in advance. The various divisions and subdivisions of the subject are at once assigned to men especially well qualified to discuss them and to contribute the results of further original research. Each contributor is requested to forward to the