With contrite heart, this reviewer sends in his accolade for a remarkable book more than a year after the book was received. The several reasons for this delay need not be detailed here. One of them was the compulsion to read the book through and keep notes, because this is a volume of such solid stuff that one does not skip over it lightly.
Although the volume was prepared primarily for obstetricians and pediatricians, it will be an extremely useful guide for every practitioner whose discipline involves infectious disease. One can only imagine the excitement that would have been stirred in the mind of Oliver Wendell Holmes were he present to see how the knowledge of childbed fever and diseases of the newborn has been extended since his epochol discovery of the role of the Streptococcus. In their foreword, the editors modestly state their "hope that the subject matter contained