One must welcome this new addition to the ever increasing number of textbooks on the practice of medicine. Physically the work is a substantially bound volume of 1,310 pages, exclusive of the index. There are 505 figures, an unusually large number, 35 of them being in color. To quote the author: "This is a pictorial age and many factual data are capable of graphic records. Therefore, I have diverted from the usual custom in text books on the practice of medicine and have inserted many illustrations with the hope that these may be more informative than a word description." The figures are aptly chosen to depict the important physical signs, microscopic and gross pathologic pictures, endocrine disturbances and roentgen findings fundamental to a complete and clear understanding of the problems.
This is particularly true of the colored plates, which illustrate, for the most part, the types of cyanosis, oral lesions,