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During the past year the recommendations of the Council of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery relative to the establishment of a Registry of Chest Tumors have been carried out. Letters describing the Registry, together with a statement of the types of tumors to be included and registration forms for the submission of material, were sent to all members of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Surgical Association and the Association of American Physicians, and to the pathologists of the leading clinics of the country.
Up to date the actual number of cases registered has been small, but correspondence between the registrar and a number of surgeons interested indicates that a considerable number of cases are available and should be registered.
The registrar has purposely avoided too active solicitation of material, feeling that the success of such an undertaking depends, in part at least, on its obtaining the