Recorded in this book are the proceedings of an international symposium, "Hemophilia and the Hemophilioid Diseases," sponsored by the National Hemophilia Foundation and held at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, Aug. 24-25, 1956. The volume was intended to "provide a kaleidoscopic view of current ideas of the broad field of hemophilia"; its purpose has been fulfilled admirably. The Medical Advisory Council of the Foundation is to be congratulated for its choice of timely, germaine, and provocative topics as well as for its choice of specialists to discuss them. The geographic and scientific representation is impressive and contributes in large part to the luster and authority of the symposium.
The contents are arranged in a logical manner. First, there are informative papers and discussions on the current status of purification, chemical and physical characterization, isolation, standardization, and assay procedures of antihemophilic globulin (factor). These are followed by reports on inhibitors, anticoagulants,