The author presents a satisfactory exposition of his subject and adequate coverage of the material. The book is intended for students. The author aims to present a guide to those postgraduate students who intend to engage in the special study and practice of rheumatology. He makes a pertinent statement that efficient clinical investigation is impossible without a foundation of knowledge covering the whole field of articular disorders.
He presents his material in two parts: The first deals with disease of the joints and the second with nonarticular rheumatic diseases. He stresses the point that a painful knee is a different problem from a painful shoulder even though they both are caused by the same pathologic process.
The section on experimental fibrositis is interesting. Although it does not present anything new, it is a practical book