In a day of prolific publication, when so many books and articles show evidence of immaturity and seem to be largely activated by a desire to "get into print," it is a bit startling and very comforting to encounter a book that is the result of almost half a century of study and deliberation. Even if Dr. Miller had never before published even a single article, this book would make him the foremost authority of the day on the anatomy of the lung.
The book is divided into twelve chapters, in which are gathered together the results of the author's investigations on the lung, its blood vessels, its lymphatic system and its nerves. A chapter is devoted to the pleura and another chapter to a historical sketch of the development of anatomic knowledge from the time of Vesalius to the present. In all controversial situations the author states his position