Like Lady Chatterley's husband, editors are often forgotten. From time to time the subscriber should try to edit the editor, praise him for the excellent and blame him for the tedious, for if the reader forgets the editor, this gentleman may well forget his customers. The editors of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences do a fine job. This book is an example. It comprises forty-three papers given at a meeting in April, 1959, and published five months later. Those responsible have produced a superior book, for which they and consulting editor Forsham deserve thanks and praise.
Even the best of editors have not solved the problem of how to work with a sow's ear, of course, but most of the participants at this conference brought some silk along. The papers cover a wide field: clinical facts and figures; new work in physiology; the use of oral