This volume is of especial interest to the student of zoology, anatomy and physiology. The author is a Swiss physician who in thirteen years of assiduous labor has found the time and energy for this extensive work. On the whole, the book represents an attempt to combine the views, theories and results of specialized research in the fields of zoology, embryology, physiology, hematology, pathology and clinical medicine. The author justly points out that intensive specialization has led too often to incomplete solutions of general biologic problems. The volume is essentially theoretical and contains no experimentally gained contributions by the author.
The vast literature pertaining to this field is critically reviewed. Throughout the book it is evident, however, that American literature has hardly been consulted by the author, a tendency that is all too common with European writers.
To the clinician the book will be of interest particularly in its chapters