Prof. Edward B. Krumbhaar, in introducing this volume, aptly terms it a pioneer effort. The book purports to be a modest handbook of experimental pathology based on the course in this subject given to the second year students of medicine in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. It appears to achieve its aim.
The first chapter deals with technic. In it is found a good description of how to care for the various kinds of animals that may be utilized in experimental work; how to house and feed them; metabolism cages and operating tables; anesthetics and their dosage and methods of use; ways for obtaining specimens, and, finally, a table of normal blood and blood chemical findings for the various species. This introductory chapter is written sanely and, above all, emphasizes the fact that to carry out acceptable animal experimentation the perfection of surgical care is essential.
The ensuing chapters