Dr. Hirsch states: "Readers should remember that this text is not one in either general or special pathology, although both are fundamental." The volume was written not only for pathologists but for surgeons and surgical residents, even surgical residents in the various specialties. It may also be valuable to medical students who have had some training in general pathology. One is amazed at how much material the author has been able to include in this small monograph. The material from 11 separate fields includes: the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the female reproductive system, the male reproductive system, the nervous system, the liver, gallbladder, and spleen, the ductus glands, and the skin. The index and the illustrations are excellent. The presentations are brief and concise, but adequate, and the amount of material included in the discussion is excellent.
For anyone who wishes a ready reference work in