This monograph on cancer of the rectum considers malignant conditions of the rectum and rectosigmoid from the clinical as well as the histologic standpoint. Excellent statistics are presented, showing the mortality and the clinical results of the various operative procedures, which are clearly and concisely described. The histologic sections collected are illuminating, and a study of them can be helpful to maintain one's capacity to interpret the microscopic appearance of malignant growths. With admirable erudition the author has done justice to all the main contributors to the clinical surgery of this important subject. A careful perusal of the monograph will reorganize one's knowledge of the subject and make possible a systematic comprehension of the recent advances that have been made.