What was really the first edition of this book arrived in the United States in 1922 in the form of a monograph 166 pages long, with thirteen illustrations and selling for $3. Its reception varied: It was welcomed coolly in Chicago (Journal American Medical Association79:762 [Aug. 26] 1922), more warmly in Philadelphia (American Journal of the Medical Sciences n.s. 163:755 [May] 1923), and with open arms in Boston (Boston Medical and Surgical Journal187:299-300 [Aug. 24] 1922). On the whole it seemed the kind of book which should achieve popularity, for it was well written, with an excellent bibliography, and, as the Boston reviewer pointed out, it was the best and most comprehensive work on the science of blood transfusion that had appeared.
The second edition is longer and much more elaborate. The senior editor (who did most, if not all, of the writing for the