This is a terrible and inspiring document, the account, largely posthumous, of the studies made in the Warsaw Ghetto by the physicians and scientists who set about to gain scientific knowledge from their own extermination by the Nazis. Behind the barricades of the Ghetto 43,000 persons died of starvation in a year, but the experiment was terminated by the technical improvement of the gas chambers, which accounted for 250,000 persons in two months. Some few escaped to carry away the manuscript notes which are here presented as the matter of fact records of clinical observations, controlled experiments and autopsy findings, the latter numbering 3,658 cases of famine death.
Most of the results are presented in verbal descriptions and generalizations with a minimum of numerical data or detailed case histories and almost a complete absence of statistical analysis. The lack of details about methods is also a serious fault, as is