This book consists of reviews of ten subjects, each with excellent and extensive bibliographies. Most of the topics are of general interest to internists, and all are timely and include the most recent facts and experimental data. The material is written in a coherent simple fashion, well interpreted and summarized.
One of the topics, diaphragmatic hernia, by Sidney Weintraub, reviews all aspects of this condition including the physiology, complications, and differential and x-ray diagnosis, with illustrations and treatment, both medical and surgical.
A. F. Willebrands and J. Groen give two methods of determination of insulin in blood and discuss the significance and uses of these tests including physiology and factors involved in their clinical applications. Their data are given showing blood insulin values in normals in man and values in diabetes mellitus, hyperinsulinism, islet-cell adenoma, insulin resistance, diabetic coma, etc. The normal value has been shown to be about 10