In the copies of transactions of dermatologic societies submitted for publication mistakes are frequently made in the names and initials of members. The correction of such errors entails a good deal of labor by the manuscript editors in Chicago. The latter do not have official lists of the members of all the societies which publish transactions, and it is an imposition to ask them to make the corrections in question.
A member's name should appear in print as he wishes to have it. At times, however, his name has appeared in different parts of the copy furnished by the secretary in various ways, such as Dr. John Doe, Dr. John H. Doe and Dr. J. H. Doe.
Care should also be taken to insert the words "by invitation" after the names of all nonmembers. If such insertions are left to some one who does not have an accurate list of