This book has a proud and honorable record. Forty years ago Dr. Hutchison began giving the students of the London Hospital a course of lectures on dietetics, and so gratifying was the reception accorded these lectures that out of them grew the present volumes. The first edition appeared on this side of the water in 1901. Ever since, from time to time, reprintings and new editions have been forthcoming as often as seemed necessary. Each new edition has been much like its predecessor. The ultimate goal always has been to make the subject of dietetics interesting, alive and up-to-date; hence, each edition has been written so that it is readable, and whatever minor changes were necessary have been made in the text so as to keep the subject matter abreast of the times. The eighth edition is no exception.
The Lancet, in 1900, set its stamp of approval on the