THE DECEMBER 1950 issue was the last of the eightieth volume of the American Journal of Diseases of Children. The first volume appeared in 1911.
When the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association met on Feb. 4, 1910, Dr. Isaac Abt and Dr. F. S. Churchill, on behalf of a number of pediatricians, presented the following communication requesting the publication by the Association of a periodical devoted to pediatrics:
Appreciating the need in America of a journal of pediatrics published and entirely controlled by the medical profession; impressed, morever, by the high character and success of the Archives of Internal Medicine established by your Board two years ago, we respectfully request that you establish a journal of pediatrics on somewhat similar lines.
There is at present no journal in the English language devoted to this important branch of medicine, which at all corresponds, for example, to the Jahrbuch