In preparing a review of this volume the reviewer fully appreciates that it is always much easier to criticize than to construct. It should be within the province of a reviewer to emphasize meritorious aspects of a work as well as to note possible defects. It is impossible, however, within the limits of this article to consider the points of excellence as fully as desired. The list of contributors would lead one to expect a volume of exceptional worth, and indeed, several articles are especially good. Several others which deserve some criticism nevertheless contain much useful information and the writers are entitled to favorable mention. While some portions are particularly praiseworthy the production in toto must be regarded as something of a disappointment. Before commenting on the individual articles it is well to note a few features peculiar to the book as a whole.
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