This represents the eighth revision of this standard manual over a period of twenty-seven years. The preceding book was published in 1926. The text covers the general field of surgery in a concise manner but yet, as the term manual indicates, only essential features are mentioned. This form of textbook serves the purpose of general review for the clinician and the graduate student of surgery but is not inclusive enough for the student starting his early clinical work. The authors and coadjutors have successfully brought the subject matter down to date and stated the general accepted opinions of the English school of surgery. The illustrations are in general adequate and accurate in portraying the authors' descriptions.