Miss Stern stands out as a pioneer figure in modern dietetics; the preface of her book recalls that the food clinic at the Boston Dispensary was opened as long ago as 1918. It must be a source of gratification to the author, who worked so hard and for so many years to encourage others, to see the food clinic now universally recognized as an integral part of any outpatient department. Miss Stern's book contains the usual machinery of such compendiums—diet lists, tables of food values, etc. Special emphasis is on the normal diet and the environmental factors which influence it. Above all the education of the patient is stressed. It is a pleasure to welcome after nine years the appearance of a new edition of this useful book.