Any book that bears the name of Julius Friedenwald will be read with interest and respect by his colleagues, who know that he has had an enormous experience and that in spite of his years he remains young in outlook on science and life. This book was written primarily for the medical student and general practitioner, the idea being to put together a few essays on some of the conditions outside the stomach and intestine which commonly produce indigestion. Among these are heart disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, liver and gallbladder disease, focal infection, genito-urinary disease, disease of the female pelvic organs, endocrine dysfunctions, menopausal upsets, syphilis, hematopoietic and dietary deficiency disturbances, nervous disturbances, skin diseases, eye diseases and food allergy.
On looking through the book one finds much that is interesting and much that is sane and helpful. There are good bibliographies at the end of the chapters. Obviously in a