17 FEBRUARY 1923, Page 23

In August, 1914, there were in Scotland 8,822 medical practitioners.

From these, together with the annual output of the Scottish Universities, 2,349 officers were contributed to the R.A.MC. up to the time of the Armistice. Captain Currie has written a very interesting account of the methods by which this end was achieved without upsetting the balance of civilian practice. They were based on a voluntary submission of the medical profession to its trusted leavers, and show, as Sir Alfred Keogh observes in his preface, " how much administrative ability and business capacity are locked up in the profession of medicine." The book, which is printed for the Scottish Medical Emergency Committee, may be obtained, post free, at the published price, froca the Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians, Ehlugh.