This edition maintains the high standards achieved by the first edition published in 1943 and reviewed favorably in The Journal. Because of changing concepts of disease of the skeletal system, the author has found it necessary to completely revise the current edition. The chapter on hyperparathyroidism has been subdivided into introductory remarks, Recklinghausen's bone disease, renal and gastrointestinal manifestations and treatment and summary. New chapters include those on osteoporosis, osteoporosis circumscripta cranii, leontiasis ossea, neurofibromatosis of bone and the skeletal lesions of lymphosarcoma, Hodgkin's disease and hemolytic anemias.
The manner of presentation remains essentially the same as in the previous edition. The concise historical introductions and the authoritative clinical discussions add greatly to the usefulness of the book, as do the sections on differential diagnosis. A short but adequate description of the underlying pathologic process and the resultant roentgenologic changes are an integral part of the work. The references included