In presenting this little monograph, the author gives due recognition to Kanavel and others whose masterly monographs on the subject preceded his. The book is brief and compact, and is intended as a manual for house surgeons. There is an introductory chapter in anatomy; the remaining chapters cover the acute infections, minor and major, such as paronychia, felon, tendon sheaths, and osteomyelitis. The text is accurate, well written and excellently illustrated. Hand surgery, in general, should not be regarded as minor surgery; badly done, high grade disability often results. This manual is sufficient to give the average junior surgeon a good working knowledge of the surgery of the hand.