The contributors, in addition to J. J. Conybeare, are: W. H. Craib, Goeffrey B. Dowling, E. H. R. Harries, Arthur Maitland-Jones, Vernon E. Lloyd, Hugh Maclean, Goeffrey Marshall, Trevor Owen and F. M. R. Walshe. This list of names gives assurance of itself that the book will be a valuable one.
The book contains a compact, concise, clearcut description of every disease commonly grouped under the heading of general medicine. It has in addition sections devoted to neurology and dermatology, including all but the rare conditions occurring in these fields. So it is not only an ideal volume for teaching purposes, but a convenient reference for physicians in any specialty. The intern or young general practitioner would find it particularly useful.
It is a readable work from the point of view of style. One even finds an occasional stroke of humor—a thing appearing all too rarely in medical literature —