Dr. Thayer, for many years a leader in medicine in this country, recognized for his personality and his interests in the esthetic side of medical practice, has accumulated under one cover addresses delivered during many years. Five chapters of the book are devoted to intimate reminiscences of William Osler; others are biographic tributes to great figures, such as Fitz, Welch, Pasteur, Bright and Howland. A few of the essays deal with medical education, with the history of medicine and with the relationships of the physician to his profession and to the public. Dr. Thayer writes carefully, systematically and with a personal tone that is his own. His friends—and their number is legion—will appreciate the opportunity to have permanently this work, which is so much the man himself.