THE Ministry of Health has issued a circular to local authorities reminding them that the above Act, which passed into law in July last, comes into operation on October 1, 1937 (Circular No. 1576. H.M. Stationery Office). Attention is directed to some of the more important changes introduced in the new Act and to matters which call for early consideration. This Act consolidates in some 350 sections the provisions of more than six hundred sections contained in some sixty existing Acts.