This massive book, now in its fourteenth edition, is to be the first of a three volume work on the origin, recognition and treatment of disease of the internal organs of the body. The author, who for many years has been the head of the Medical Clinic of Heidelberg, ranks foremost among the older and greater German internists and teachers. His pupils include a number of men who now head other university clinics, such as Stepp in Breslau and Morawitz in Leipzig; his influence on German medicine through his writing and teaching as well as through his prestige and activity in the principal medical societies of Germany is enormous.
The subject matter of the volume at hand is treated from the standpoint of the physician. With all due regard for the importance of investigation on animals, the process of disease in man is considered to be so extraordinarily complex that