The task of preparing this book in one volume, which was evidently set on the shoulders of the authors by the publishers, is no small one. Dr. Adami and Dr. McCrae deserve great credit for having constructed out of the large text-book a single volume of so much merit. For it is not merely a condensation of the large treatise, but a text-book intended for a somewhat different purpose and, therefore, devised accordingly. An attempt has been made to present the student with the fundamental framework on which our ideas of diseases are based, and in doing this time and space have been devoted rather to a consideration of the general pathological processes and abnormal disturbances of physiology, than to minute and accurate descriptions of gross anatomical and microscopical lesions.
It follows, therefore, that the five chapters on "General Pathology" lead one almost half way through the volume of some