The name of Heymans has been prominently associated with work on the problems of the carotid sinus, and the present volume of which Heymans the younger is chief author is dedicated to his father. While (and properly) a great deal of emphasis is placed on the work of the Belgian group, the subject is treated in systematic form, and the literature in general is well covered. Each topic, such as the relation of the carotid sinus to respiration or to blood pressure, receives detailed and critical consideration. The experimental support for any claims is well presented, and clinical implications are exposed.
The physiologist working in this special domain will doubtless take issue with certain points, but in any event the monograph represents a monumental collection of material. The style is elegant, the format pleasing, and to the worker who wishes quickly to inform himself on the status of the subject