To those who have profited by volume I of this series, which included a discussion of diseases of the respiratory tract, acute specific fevers and cardiovascular diseases, this volume will be welcome. It deals with diseases of the nervous system, of the digestive system and of the blood and blood forming organs, rheumatic diseases, metabolic diseases and diseases of the kidney. As with the previous volume, this is a reprint of articles that appeared in the British Medical Journal during the past year. As the articles were written on invitation by eminent clinical teachers, each of them might be considered to represent the voice of British authority on the subject. If a certain degree of conservatism is manifest, characterized by a tendency to keep alive certain therapeutic measures that might well be permitted to lapse into oblivion, this must be credited to the habitual attitude of our British confrères.