This volume is beautifully bound and printed, and the illustrations are lavishly scattered through the pages.
As a historical work the book will be of great value. While containing little that is original, every phase of war surgery is covered by a real expert, usually the one whose special studies form the basis of the present views. Most of the material is slightly rewritten from former scattered publications, but it is well reorganized into a carefully knit unit and forms a clear record of the war experiences of a number of scientists.
After two chapters on the material of war, effect of gunfire, etc., an enormous section on statistics follows, which is remarkable for its completeness. Every war injury is tabulated and classified and page after page of tables show the mortality and morbidity and other details of various types of wounds and fractures.
In the section on general surgery