This little volume presents in chronological order the main facts concerning tuberculosis. The author has shown rare good judgment in stressing the important and omitting the nonessential. He is well qualified for his task because of his intimate knowledge of the history and literature of the disease, as well as its laboratory, pathologic, clinical and public health aspects. Moreover, he has a style which by its clearness renders meanings plain and by its charm makes reading a pleasure. He is fairminded in his critical comments. His judicial attitude is never lost unless it be in the chapter on artificial pneumothorax, where there is just a hint of the advocate.
Among the principal features concerned may be mentioned his emphasis on the roentgen ray as a means of diagnosis, his condemnation of drug therapy, his advocacy of treatment by artificial pneumothorax, his consideration of the public health aspects of the disease,