The last time I reviewed this book was in 1963. It has been edited yearly since and has obviously fluorished—it now appears in several foreign-language editions. Chatton remains the driving force behind this work, which will be revised biennially hereafter. It is an impressive effort and I was not disturbed by differences in style among the 36 authors.
Although the major thrust of the work is devoted to internal medicine, the scope is broad and contains sections given over entirely to the skin, appendages, eyes, breast, psychiatry, and obstetrics/gynecology. The volume is especially to be prized for the many tables it contains.
It can be recommended to physicians in emergency rooms, students, and house-officers; it is also useful to any physician who wants concise information to refresh his professional memory and to orient his diagnostic or therapeutic attack.