The first account of this notable institution recorded its development up to 1872. The present volume concerns the period from 1872 to 1900. During this time the fiftieth anniversary of the use of ether was celebrated; notable advances were made in nursing service, and there were many other interesting developments, which are carefully recorded by Miss Myers. Such notable names as Codman, Channing, Cushing, Holmes, Shattuck, Fitz and Cabot are an indication of the way in which the medical genealogy of Boston is associated with its medical history. The book is well illustrated and carefully indexed.