This book continues to be the outstanding single volume on the medical diseases. The contributors are authorities in the field, although there is a tendency for some of the contributors to write about diseases which they have observed little personally, if at all. It would appear more desirable to have the diseases reviewed by physicians fully experienced with the clinical problems whenever possible. Perhaps convenience has prompted the selection of contributors, since they had already contributed to other aspects of the same field or related diseases.
The format and presentations in this edition are essentially the same as for the previous editions. The discussions are brought up to date. In fact, the various editions of this fine book on medicine trace well the history of internal medicine for more than the past two decades. Although the discussion may be considered by some to be too detailed for undergraduate students of