This volume is chiefly valuable as a reference work on surgical procedures specifically adapted to the hip joint. The text and illustrations are taken largely from previously published works of the author with revisions and additions; approved methods of other writers also are included. One chapter is devoted entirely to a detailed description of the armamentarium of the surgeon for hip work; the next chapter deals with surgical anatomy and landmarks, preoperative preparations, and approaches to the joint. The discussion of clinical entities, including pathology, is brief, usually following a definite outline. "A bibliography which is selective and usable rather than complete" is provided. The book is ostensibly written for the benefit of the undergraduate and graduate student but probably will be appreciated more by the specialist for its detail of surgical technic.