As usual, Dr. Beckman has reviewed an enormous mass of medical literature on treatment and has made useful selections in all the various fields of drug therapy. Probably no one with primary interest in a particular medical specialty would agree that all the most significant contributions in that area had been adequately covered. However, the book, as usual, will be a great timesaver for those seeking a quick guide to recent advances in therapy. Those familiar with Dr. Beckman's fairness and competence in evaluation of new drugs might wish for more editorial comment. The 1951 edition of this useful series will be received eagerly by its old friends and will be found up to the high standards of its predecessors.