Evidence mounts that books based on papers given at a conference are useful, but seldom top flight. As long as an editor depends on manuscripts from a number of contributors, he inevitably receives some that are completed only as tickets of admission as well as some that are the products of fond labor. In receiving papers from about 40 different scientists, the editors of this book sample almost a testing universe, and the results are statistically predictable.
A catalogue of the principal analytical techniques in protein chemistry doubtless provides a sourcebook for a clinical scientist embarking on a new project, but since many of the presentations included here are so abbreviated that no one could hope to use them in setting up laboratory procedures, they are valuable chiefly for their lists of references. How much more it would add to the book (and subtract from the price) if the same