This familiar volume has been a source of ready reference for physicians throughout the country for a number of years. The ninth edition does credit to its predecessors. It contains up-to-date chapters on each of the specialized fields of medicine, ranging from allergy to venereal diseases. There is a separate section describing routine procedures, such as immunizations, bedside procedures, and laboratory tests. The individual discussions of clinical material are brief, up to date, and accurate in content. As previously, it will provide a quick source of information for the busy practitioner and the student alike.