This pocket-sized volume has met prompt success in Germany and in countries where German is read. The plethora of voluminous works on anatomy is overwhelming to the young medical man or the student, whose already crowded curriculum prevents him from devoting large portions of his time to the study of anatomy. For such readers this book is of great value. Its objective is to give the fundamentals of anatomy in compact form. This first volume comprises an introduction to anatomy, explaining the motor apparatus, upper extremities, back, lower extremities, head and neck. The work is arranged systematically and is well presented. Students and medical men who read German will find this volume helpful as a refresher and as a ready reference. The illustrations' are well executed, and the index is thorough.