These two volumes contain papers presented by the members of the staff of the Durand Hospital at the staff meetings held intermittently throughout the year. The selection of subjects is catholic; they extend from occupational diseases and glaucoma to therapeutic abortion and acute appendicitis. The articles might be welcomed by general practitioners, though the treatment of some of the subjects is probably far beyond their fundamental knowledge. The subjects in which specialists might be interested are few and far between. The book consequently is neither fish, fowl nor good red herring and would have a limited appeal to American physicians.
It does show concretely, however, that a hospital staff can have excellent meetings and that they can be carried through in more than a perfunctory manner.