Fifteen years ago this week the first issue of TIME was mailed to 9,000 subscribers. This week over 700,000 families will read this 782nd issue of TIME—and by their request some 375,000 of their friends as well. Bound with the issue, as a special supplement, is a facsimile copy of Vol. 1 No. 1.

The Editors of TIME believe in the U. S. tradition of celebrating a birthday by doing a good day's work. Thus the 782nd issue of TIME, like the first, is dedicated solely to an attempt to keep intelligent people well...

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