This volume described a meeting held at Ann Arbor, Mich., in October, 1956, which in turn describes work which was done in 1955 and 1956 and in previous years. I read the report of the symposium in October and am writing this review in November, 1957, and it will appear in print sometime in the late winter or spring of 1958. In this day of instantaneous dissemination of "news?" by mass media, I am far from decrying the slow turning of the wheels. I am not sure, however, that some of the preliminary announcements of work and discovery urged on by firms which wish to develop and exploit new products might not be reduced if medicine's communications were improved and the inertia could be diminished somewhat.
In this symposium there are excellent discussions of the role of nutrition and liver disease, on endocrine imbalances, steroids, adrenal steroids, effect of humeral