This collection of eleven monographs is similar in format to the more famous Technical Bulletins distributed by the Armed Forces to its medical officers during World War II. All were prepared by well-qualified persons, and each of the monographs represents a thorough, but frequently not an exhaustive, discussion of its subject. Each has adequate bibliographic annotations.
Several of the monographs bring together complete analyses of specific disease entities. Thus, most of the recent advances in knowledge of leprosy are discussed by James A. Doull, while Gerald Klatskin similarly reviews leptospirosis. Another group of monographs discusses broad therapeutic principles which are pertinent to a number of diseases. In this group are a discussion of the general principles of psychotherapy by Edward A. Strecker, a discussion of dialysis in the treatment of uremia by William J. Kolff, a discourse on the pathogenesis and management of dehydration by Louis G. Welt, a review