This volume, produced by friends of Dr. Lahey and contributed to by numerous friends and pupils, honors Dr. Lahey's sixtieth birthday. It is a well deserved tribute and is beautifully done and uniquely interesting. There is a list of fifty-four authors and thirty-seven sponsors.
The subject matter ranges from a discussion of "Group Medicine and the Lahey Clinic," through numerous medical and surgical essays (there is even a dash of psychiatry) and one or two purely personal messages. Many of the articles deal with thyroid or gastrointestinal surgery, which is proper in view of Dr. Lahey's interest in these fields. There are frequent references to Dr. Lahey's work, which is also proper.
For the most part the essays are rather less formal than the usual medical article. After reading many of them one feels that one has had an informal chat with the author and has received his own impression