THE demand for the first issue of the “National Physical Laboratory Abstracts”, which covered papers contributed by the Laboratory to the scientific and technical press during the year 1936, has proved its value to industry and has justified the recent issue of a similar pamphlet for the year 1937. The abstracts of papers in the present issue cover sixty-seven pages and on the average an abstract occupies a little less than half a page. They are arranged ha order of subject: engineering, metallurgy, electricity and heat and general physics abstracts occupying 7–11 pages each and other subjects less. Both author and subject indexes are provided. The pamphlet may be purchased directly from H.M. Stationery Office, price Is.