THE fourteenth International congress of hygiene and Demography, which meets every four years, was held this year in from September 23 to September 29, under the presidency of Prince Heinrich zu Schönaich the vice-presidents being Profs. Rupner and on Mayr. it was organised in nine section, comprising every branch of hygiene and demography—bacteriology parasitology and preventive medicine; general, industrial and school hygiene; port-sanitary and satistic and military and naval hygiene; dietetics, life-saving and satistics. Some 4000 members of all nationalities attended the sittings, and were received everywhere with the utmost courtesy and kindness. The meetings were held in the Reichstag buildings, which are central and admirably adapted for the purpose. The question naturally suggests itself, would the British Government pursue the enlightened policy of placing the Houses of Parliament or similar buitdings at the disposal of such a congress meeting in England?