Impressive both in appearance and in content, this book covers thoroughly the field of functional disturbances of the various systems of the body. The author assumes that his readers are solidly grounded in anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry, but he provides a wealth of illustrations, tabular data, and chemical information for the benefit of those whose command of these subjects is weak or not up-to-date. The broad pages are not easy to read; a two column page would be preferable. There is a good index. The book can be recommended as comprehensive, scholarly, and modern.