In accordance with the more modern trend, this textbook is written by a group of authors. A number of the writers, it will be noted, are among the outstanding clinicians of Germany. As one would suspect, this work is detailed and is written in scholarly fashion. It is probably to be recommended more as a reference book than as a textbook.
Volume I is divided as follows: (1) The introduction by Dr. R. Siebech is a discourse on the art of medicine and also includes outlines for history taking and physical examination; (2) Infectious Diseases, by Dr. R. Doerr and Dr. R. Staeheli; (3) Diseases of the Cardiovascular System and Mediastinum, by Dr. P. Morawit; (4) Diseases of the Respiratory System, by Dr. S. J. Thannhauser; (5) Diseases of the Digestive Tract, by Dr. W. Stepp; (6) Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Tract, by Dr. G. v. Bergmann with