The author presents the conventional, modern concepts of heart and vascular disease. To accomplish this objective in 400 pages, he has had to limit many subjects to brief paragraphs, but there are few omissions. The roentgen illustrations are excellent and the electrocardiographic reproductions are fair to good. The bibliography is limited. The American Heart Association Classification of Heart Disease has been adopted by the author. In his discussion of the treatment of subacute bacterial endocarditis, it becomes clear that the use of penicillin in the British Isles is more limited than in the United States, possibly due to limited supplies.