The book is a collection and synthetic evaluation of the dispersed accumulation of data concerning the proteins of the blood plasma. It has two main divisions: a general and a clinical one. In reviewing a new venture such as this one, it may be best to furnish the reader an idea of the scope of the undertaking by enumerating the chapters and the names of the writers thereof, all of whom have been prominent workers in their respective fields.
The first chapter of the general section, by R. E. Liesegang, deals with fundamental physicochemical conceptions. One of the main features of the whole book becomes evident in this chapter: The preponderant consideration of the physicochemical aspects of the problem. A chapter with a more comprehensive treatment of the chemistry of the plasma proteins might not be an unwelcome addition to this book.
In the second chapter E. Kylin considers the