The little book is valuable to persons bound for tropical zones for two reasons. It gives excellent hints for the maintenance of health in the tropics and provides specific information about materials and equipment needed. The larger portion is devoted to brief, clear descriptions of the numerous tropical diseases together with notes on treatment designed especially to meet the need of nurses and lay persons. The material is well written, up-to-date and dependable. The book is to be recommended for the purpose for which it was written, namely, as a small handbook useful to almost every one going to the tropics. It would also serve well as a "Dispensary Handbook" in the tropics.