Dr. Crile and twenty-three of his associates have contributed to this volume. It really amounts to a collection of papers on thyroid topics by members of a thyroid clinic. The chapters vary considerably in quality and cannot, when taken collectively, be said to cover in any comprehensive way the field implied by the title. The book as a whole lacks cohesiveness, and there are in it some rather striking lacunae. For example, one finds no adequate discussion of such an important subject as myxedema, either its diagnosis or its treatment. The arrangement of the work is rather trying for the reader who wishes to use it as a textbook. Topics are so scattered that it is hard to find anywhere in one place a full discussion of all the important aspects of either diagnosis or treatment of any of the important diseases of the thyroid.
The chapters on surgery by