New ventures in medical publications always are of interest. Here is one worth bowing to.
Several years ago the Pittsburgh Diagnostic Clinic began the publication of a series of reviews on selected medical subjects apparently with the idea of equipping the general practitioner from time to time with short, readable abstracts and, as the editor says, of presenting new guide-posts in modern medical diagnosis and treatment through brief expositions of currently accepted views. These reviews now have been brought up to date and assembled in book form.
The reviews are unpretentious and clearly written, and they cover a wide territory. Diabetes, endocrinology, hematology, cardiology and gastro-enterology-to mention a few titles haphazardly selected from the table of contents—receive consideration in the present volume. The subject of each review is discussed simply. The sentences are short. The current literature is woven into the body of each chapter so that it becomes, as