Too many diseases are discussed in too small a book for the text to have much value for the graduates of present-day Indian or European medical colleges. The bibliography contains an excellent selection of papers; it would be more useful if the references were placed in juxtaposition to the text on each subject.
In spite of the features that limit the usefulness of the book to the scientifically trained practitioner, there is probably a field of usefulness for such a book in India. In that country there are, in addition to the regular physicians, many practitioners belonging to cults. As in this country, many of the practitioners trained in a cult are actually intelligent fellows who become aware of the limitations of the cult, but who feel unable to leave their occupation because of social and economic pressures. Such practitioners are often eager to learn, and often have educational backgrounds