These two volumes maintain the elements of excellence as well as the elements of defects already pointed out in the previous volumes of this large set. The chapter on the liver by Dr. Roger is on the whole excellent; so are the chapters on the kidneys by Dr. Rathery and Dr. DuBois.
In volume IV, dealing with the endocrine glands, the best chapters are those on the pancreas, insulin and diabetes by Dr. E. Hédon and Dr. L. Hédon, and the chapter on the hypophysis and the basal region of the brain by Dr. Roussy and Dr. Gournay. Dr. Hédon and Dr. Roussy have done valuable experimental work in their fields, and this has given tone and critical judgment to their presentation. The ovaries and testes are not treated in this volume. As an example of extreme plethora of words which in general tend to weaken many chapters of this