In this edition Bram has employed the same general plan as in the first edition (published in 1920) in presenting his subject. He has, however, increased the scope of each phase of the disease so as to include material that has developed since 1920. Considerably more material is devoted to laboratory tests and case histories. There are fifty-five case histories summarized in the last chapter. The cases were chosen from the author's files and are representative of his "personal experience with over five thousand cases of this disease observed within a period of twenty-five years." The author continues to adhere to medical treatment as the only satisfactory form of therapy for exophthalmic goiter.
The foreword to this edition was written by R. G. Hoskins, Director of Research, the Memorial Foundation for Neuro-Endocrine Research of the Harvard Medical School, who believes that "there is a legitimate place for the partisan . . . in