The book summarizes a large amount of information pertinent to the over-all matter of plasma lipids; their transport; in a very limited way their metabolism; and their relationship to atherogenesis. The subject matter is by no means treated exhaustively. The reference material fails to include some important contributions and in some places is quite superficial.
The use of the term "atherosclerotic hyperlipemia" in the final chapter represents an odd choice of words, and one which could very well be eliminated in later editions.
Despite its limitations, the authors consider many controversial areas sensibly and objectively. The book can to good advantage become part of the library of the clinician with an interest in lipid metabolism.