This atlas emphasizes anatomic structures. The author properly decries the present trend in some of our medical schools of playing down gross anatomy. This has caused many young surgeons to have nebulous ideas concerning this important subject. The book contains lucid discussions of diaphragmatic, epigastric, umbilical, inguinal, femoral, incisional, lumbar, and pelvic hernias. The format is such that the page of discussion and the page of illustration appear side by side. This makes for easy reference, although in some instances the material is crowded. The importance of anatomy in the understanding and repair of hernias has been stressed repeatedly. The author has depicted and expounded his treatments of choice for given hernias. This book can be recommended for anyone interested in the hernia problem.