The first edition of this book was published in 1929. It was reviewed in The Journal of the American Medical Association (93:1585 (Nov. 16) 1929). The volume was composed mainly of a series of articles by specialists written in an attempt to advise and instruct the general practitioner in matters concerning preventive medicine. Certain of the chapters were criticized as being fragmentary and vague or hurried. In general, however, the book received favorable comment. It appeared to have a praiseworthy aim and, in spite of various shortcomings, to give promise of being serviceable to the medical profession by directing attention to the fundamental obligation of the physician to aid in the prevention of disease.
That the book has fulfilled a useful purpose is evidenced by the publication of a second edition within such a short space of time. The second edition is sixtyfour pages longer than the first and