The study of the pathology of trauma is not new, nor is it a subject which is ever likely to grow old. This work has a decided surgical flavor, but it appeals as well to the pathologist, to those interested in the medical legal field and to the practitioner who is called in accident cases. The book has been written under the stress of war and vividly carries the reader through the author's experiences in the midst of a turmoil such as the world had never seen. This being the case, the author does not need to apologize for the number of references that have been overlooked or neglected. The eleven chapters, clearly written, well coordinated and beautifully illustrated, offer a valuable guide in the prevention and rational treatment of the most important sequels of trauma.
In the chapter on shock due emphasis is given to the work of Blalock,