For pediatricians on the North American continent a signal event of the year is the meeting of the American Pediatric Society. For many of us attendance is regarded as a "must." Others unable to be present in person have purchased programs in order to study the abstracts contained therein. The 1967 gathering in Atlantic City, constituted the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society. The outstanding feature of the program was the presentation on the first day, April 26th, of two symposiums by invited speakers. Symposium I was concerned with "advances in knowledge of development important to the understanding of children"; the theme note of Symposium II was "opportunities in undergraduate medical education resulting from scientific advances and other social forces."
Officers of the American Pediatric Society as well as the editors in attendance of the American Journal of Diseases of Children concurred in believing that the papers of these