Volume I of this handbook has already been reviewed (Arch. Int. Med. 52:821 [Nov.] 1933). Volume II, part 1, deals with the technic of examination of the blood. Part 2, which remains to be published, will be devoted to a consideration of the blood plasma.
The technic of examination of the blood is covered in a series of twenty-three monographs, two of which have been written by Hirschfeld, the senior editor, and nine by Hittmair, while the remaining chapters are supplied by eight German contributors and one Danish contributor.
In the first chapter (Hittmair, pages 1 to 16), elementary information concerning methods of obtaining blood is presented in considerable detail. The description of methods of collecting blood from various animals will be found useful. Surprisingly brief attention is given to the examination of fresh blood (Hittmair, pages 17 to 19), and its importance in the demonstration of sickling is not