The first edition of this book was published in 1935. It was deservedly successful. A reviewer (J. A. M. A.105:1141 [Oct. 5] 1935) remarked that the book presented clinical cardiologists with the latest applications of the altered physiologic function in heart failure and recommended that all internists read it. The review in the Archives of Internal Medicine (57:643 [March] 1936) was equally complimentary. Here it was said that the book not only discussed the theoretic aspects of heart failure in a thoroughly satisfactory manner but also contained a great deal of practical advice concerning the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. It was an authoritative treatise. Both reviews were the leading ones in the issues of the periodicals in which they appeared.
The second edition follows the general pattern of the first, with certain modifications, and is a trifle over a hundred pages longer. The author has