This small paper bound volume is devoted entirely to the clinical and theoretical study of urticaria, and therefore commends itself especially to those interested in this subject. The author, a former pupil of Widal, prefaces the work by an extensive and sympathetic biography of his teacher. The various physical and chemical causes of urticaria are considered in separate chapters. The author emphasizes urticaria caused by emotional shock and fatigue. A final chapter is devoted to the therapeutics of urticaria. A long list of general and local treatments are given, but it must be admitted that little is said concerning which of these are the treatments of choice.
Concluding this treatise is an extensive bibliography mainly referring to French literature. There are eight photographic illustrations accompanying the text.