K. Fr. Bauer, the editor-in-chief of this Volume I, has made a successful attempt to furnish a survey of the results of research in a great variety of specialties during the last five or six years. This book offers an excellent orientation in the state of research in many fields of medicine. It so eliminates the necessity to study the abundance of original papers in spheres foreign to the average reader.
The following are a few of the many chapters dealt with in his work: "The Surface Structures of Bacteria" (J. Tomcsik), "Metabolites and Antimetabolites" (J. C. Somogyi), "Results of Vitamin Research During the Years 1950-1954" (W. Stepp), "The Present Position of Research in Allergy" (F. Scheiffarth), "The Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex" (V. G. Bonin), "The Essential Amino Acids" (J. Kapfhammer, R. Bauer, and V. Kapfhammer), "Embryology in the Service of Research in Disease" (G. Toendury). It is