This textbook is a well organized and presented history of nursing. A sincere attempt has been made to correlate the development of nursing throughout the ages with the development of mankind and his consciousness of health and disease. Each chapter is carefully subtitled and is completed by study questions and a suggested reading list. The volume provides a considerable amount of medical and sociologic background related to each period of nursing history. The style and type of organization of the book are similar to those of many high school textbooks. However, there is a wealth of material which is readily available to the more mature student.