In the ten years that have passed since the appearance of the seventh edition of von Noorden's classic work, revolutionary developments have occurred in the field of diabetes, and these have necessitated a complete revision as well as considerable amplification of the text. Much of this development has originated in countries rarely heard from on the subject of diabetes before 1917. The field of activity in the research and therapy of diabetes has been extended to such a degree since 1917 that the German clinicians no longer so completely monopolize the subject. It is doubtful, therefore, whether this eighth edition of "Die Zuckerkrankheit" will have as great an influence on American readers as previous editions.
The survey of the literature is highly praiseworthy and, although the chapters on dietary management may be prized by many chiefly for their historical interest, the parts of the work bearing on symptomatology and complications