"Surgical Forum" consists of a compilation of the papers presented at the Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. This meeting deals with the results of original research on fundamental problems of pathologic physiology, as related to surgery. Correlation with clinical material is included in many of the papers. The material covers a wide field of surgical interest. Included are sections on stomach, esophagus, intestine, portal hypertension, thermal injuries, and surgery of the heart and great vessels. Basic problems related to water balance, electrolytes, anesthesia, shock, and infection are included. This volume affords excellent browsing for both internist and surgeon alike.