This presents a good example of a field admirably dealt with by the English. They excel, in medicine, at least, in the writing of concise works, crammed full of useful information and with nonessentials largely omitted. For a book of this size, the number and excellence of the illustrations is noteworthy. There are twelve color drawings of the tympanic membrane, for instance, which might well grace a larger and more ambitious text. Embryology, anatomy and symptomatology are briefly but accurately discussed, and the chapters on treatment are modern, conservative and free from prevailing fads.