For the last ten years in the Archives of Internal Medicine there have been reviewed, from time to time, the synopses of different medical topics which have been published by C. V. Mosby Company. The ones seen have covered many subjects: heart disease, digestive disease, materia medica, pathologic chemistry, pathology, cutaneous disease, anorectal disease, syphilis and neuropsychiatry, to mention certain of them. Some have been as long as 671 pages and others as short as 302; the price has ranged, according to the size of the volume, from $3.50 to $6. On the whole, I have liked the series, my chief criticism being that the longer books were not really complete textbooks while the shorter ones attempted to compress too much subject matter into too little space.
Readers, on the other hand, appear to have appreciated the series thoroughly and particularly certain articles in it: Dr. George Herrmann's "Synopsis of