The first edition of this book appeared in 1936. It was flatteringly reviewed in the Archives (59:1112-1113 [June] 1937). The reviewer said that the author of a textbook of medicine should be able to write clearly and concisely, should have something to teach and considerable experience in teaching it, should have a comprehensive experience covering the field about which he writes and, finally, should not hesitate to state ideas which have stood critical, practical tests in his own experience. Dr. Levine seemed to have met this formula happily, and the first edition of his book was deservedly popular.
Now the second edition appears. It is much like the first in form and contents except for a new chapter on medicolegal aspects of heart disease. Luckily, an unfortunate typographic error in regard to the dose of cyanide for circulation time was detected and corrected before any harm could be done.