The textbook Heart and Vessels was written for the medical student and the general practitioner. It is well printed, is accurately indexed, and contains many illustrations. The introduction contains the system of diagnosis and classification of heart disease advised by the American Heart Association. The material covered includes cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathology, history taking, examination of the cardiovascular system, and the various instrumental methods of cardiac investigation. The chapter on x-rays and electrocardiography are particularly well organized and illustrated. The material in the text is concisely and accurately written and meets the purpose for which the author designed the work.