This volume is an imposing affair, made up of 108 chapters grouped into seven major divisions. The manner in which pathology is thus dissected is the book's most novel feature. As the author states, the broad division of pathology into general and special pathology is not controversial, nor is the further division of general pathology into disturbances of metabolism, inflammation and tumors. He believes, however, that the most desirable classification of disease is based on cause; therefore, in the chapters on special pathology diseases with similar causes have been grouped together. He has discussed diseases of obscure origin according to the organ or system in which they arise. Throughout the book he has attempted to emphasize the physiologic and chemical aspects of pathology rather than anatomic types.
The book is well indexed; the illustrations, some of which are in color, are satisfying, and at the end of each chapter is