On rare occasions a book may be judged by its cover. This is one of those occasions. One would expect on seeing the title and the authors that the contents would be erudite, informative, factual and well presented. After reading the volume, I was not disappointed.
The book has an unusual foreward by Mrs. Mary D. Lasker in which much of the philosophy of rehabilitation is epitomized in terms of both human factors and economic burden to the nation. The chapter on historical development of rehabilitation is most unusual and interesting. The various chapters of the text are well delineated, i. e., cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic fever, and rheumatic heart disease; congenital heart disease; hypertension and coronary heart disease. Each chapter states the attendant problems incurred with each form of cardiovascular disease and summarizes the experience of the authors and others in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation. There are numerous sentences