This work is one of the best examples of Latin-American typography that has come to view. The illustrations are excellent, the type attractive. The general make-up of the book commends favorable attention. The author, whose father was a famous medical teacher of Barcelona, has made a notable contribution to Spanish medical literature. One is impressed that the book is scientifically up-to-date, authoritative and complete. Like many French and Spanish publications the references, though numerous, are by name and year only, without statement of the source. More than two thousand authors are referred to in the text. Readers of Spanish will find the text clearly and attractively written.