Many physicians who would be dismayed at the task of reading Sydenham's writings, even in translation, will welcome this small volume of well selected extracts. The one on gout, especially interesting, occupies about one fourth of the book. Among the other briefer articles are those on rheumatism, chorea, hysteria, venereal diseases, epidemic diseases and scarlatina. A bibliography of Sydenham's works is given. There is a biographic sketch that has the merit of being something more than a mere record of dates and events; it reveals to us Sydenham as a man, a living personality.