The object of this book, as the authors state, is to set forth the principles of diagnosis and management of diseases of the biliary tract in as practical form as possible. To accomplish this end they have divided their subject matter into six parts: etiology, diagnosis, medical treatment, surgical treatment, results of surgical treatment and a final division of weight and dietary tables. Certain chapters were written by associates of the authors.
Great emphasis is placed on duodenal drainage. The authors clearly outline their technic and supplement their argument with photographs. The many illustrations add greatly to the value of this book. At the end of each chapter there is a more than adequate list of references.
In this manner the authors have succeeded in covering their field rather thoroughly.