This is an attractive, well printed and well illustrated volume, which contains much information. It is a textbook on gastro-enterology. The book was written by a professor of medicine in the University of Chile. There is much in it that will be of value to the Spanish-speaking student.
Unfortunately, the several sections are of unequal value, some of them being too short to be adequate. For instance, on page 165, only a third of a page is given to flatulence, which is one of the commonest of the symptoms complained of by dyspeptics. On page 164, only a third of a page is given to regurgitation. In this article the author fails to show that he has any knowledge of the symptom. One half of page 163 is on heartburn. There again the author shows no knowledge of his subject. He confuses heartburn with a burning in the epigastrium, which