In rewriting this volume, which Mr. Eric Crook of Charing Cross Hospital first wrote in 1929, Zieve discusses the effects of abnormal development, injury, inflammations and new growths on bones, joints, muscles and tendons. He discusses these same influences on the nervous system. Free reference has been made to such standard works as Watson Jones's "Fractures and Other Bone and Joint Injuries," McMurray's and Mercer's works on orthopedic surgery and Bankart's "Manipulative Surgery." The book was not intended to take the place of larger books on orthopedic surgery in general or those on special regions. Many recent American contributions to the subject are omitted. This, the smallest book on orthopedic surgery, can easily go in a side pocket. Some subjects are treated with no more than a definition. On the whole, the book is an excellent publication and is well worth the small investment.