This rather bulky and expensive paperback book is a compilation of 103 papers given at the Fourth European Conference on Microcirculation held in Cambridge, England, June 26, to July 2, 1966.
Although it is entitled "European," it is truly international. Papers originated from all over the world, from Moscow to Sydney. Thirty-four papers came from the United States. Almost all (two exceptions) are in English, certainly the international scientific language. Most are well-illustrated by charts, photomicrographs, etc.
The papers include subjects such as pharmocological effects, clotting, and emboli in the microcirculation, capillary flow, antigen—antibody reaction, toxic agents, microcirculation of specific organs and regions, effects of dextran, enervation, the microcirculation of transplanted organs, capillary permeability, and others. Most of the work was on animals; some was done on human subjects.
This book is a fine summary of the state of the art in the area of the microcirculation. Although the price