THE annual report of the Central Midwives Board or the year ended March 31, 1938, has been issued (London: H.M. Stationery Office. 4d. net). At the end of the year, there were 67,089 women on the midwives roll, a net increase of 2,043 on the total for the previous year, but only a little more than a quarter of the total number of those on the roll are engaged in the practice of their profession. The number of candidates entering for the examination was 4,420, the highest number ever recorded, of whom three quarters were successful. The report sets out the arrangements made by the Board for the approval of institutions, lecturers and teachers under the rules, of which a detailed explanation is given.