This is an interesting book. Members of the staff of the Matry Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N. Y., realized that there was but little systematically documented evidence describing what rural medicine amounted to in this country today, what its problems were or, if one knew what they were, how they should best be faced. Therefore, to make a start at finding out more than what was known of such matters, the staff last October organized a conference.
The conference must have been both enjoyable and stimulating. The topics discussed covered a wide range of subject matter. First were considered matters clinical. There were papers on: the demography of Otsego County, by Dr. J. V. DePorte, director of the Division of Vital Statistics of the New York State Department of Health; rural hospital morbidity in Otsego County, by Dr. E. L. Crosby, of the department of biostatistics in the School