For many years the public has waited for the new edition of the "Handbuch der inneren Medizin von L. Mohr und R. Staehelin" which during the most important period of the development of modern medicine in Germany was probably a "Handbuch" rather unique in its completeness and thoroughness. The enormous demand which the new edition by G. v. Bergmann and Staehelin encountered abroad is the best proof of the value of this encyclopedia of internal medicine.
The fourth volume, first part, which is the subject of this review, discusses the Blut, Bewegungsapparat, Konstitution, Stoffwechsel, Blutdrüsen, Erkrankungen aus physikalischen Urachen, Vergiftungen. The men who have contributed to this volume are: W. Alwens, M. Cloetta, G. Denecke, R. Doerr, W. Falta, E. St. Faust, E. Hübener, M. Klotz, L. Lichtwitz, F. Lommel, M. Lüdin, Erich Meyer, P. Morawitz, R. Staehelin, E. Steinitz, R. von den Velden and H. Zangger. The names of