This large volume is dedicated by the Ukrainian Academy of Science to Joseph Stalin on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. About one third of the articles are devoted to extolling the role of Stalin in continuing the work of Lenin and in encouraging the growth of sciences in Russia. The volume contains several articles dealing with the original contributions emanating from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, such as the mechanism of blood transfusion by Bogomolets, corneal transplants of Filatov and the "corticalin" discovered by Nina Medvedeva. The bulk of the articles deal with scientific investigations in fields not related to medicine or biology. The text is in the Ukrainian, the official language of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. It would be difficult to appraise the scientific value of contributions on so wide a variety of subjects.