This contains a series of lectures intended for the use of postgraduate students. Various authoritative men, as Krehl, Nonnenbruch and Hochrein, have contributed. Each lecture is a unit yet the whole book gives a good statement of recent advances in the entire field. An accurate degree of emphasis is maintained throughout. Aschoff in one lecture discusses the myocardial disorders not caused by coronary disease. He places great emphasis on the myocardial injury during acute infections and its pathogenesis. The book can be read with profit by men in general practice as well as by specialists.