This is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary man. It is an exhaustive study by a doctor of a semimedical subject, yet it is written in a narrative style and contains only one reference. Victor Coppleson of Sydney graduated in 1915 and has ever since been a leading surgeon and medical teacher. He has written numerous papers and a book, Trends in Post-Graduate Medical Education (Sydney, 1951). He is now consulting surgeon to two hospitals, Chairman of the Post-Graduate Committee of the University of Sydney, and head also of the Australian Post-Graduate body which sends weekly lists of the latest medical articles to all graduates in Australia who are willing to pay the remarkably small annual subscription of £3.3.0.
"Cop" is also Fellow of three colleges of surgeons (including the American), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London), member of Canadian-Australian Committee, and an honorary member of the Society