The work of the reviewer of this book is easy for two reasons: First, the authors themselves have included a critical review with the preface, and, secondly, the book is so outstanding that all a reviewer needs to do is to thank Drs. Albright and Reifenstein for having placed so much of interest in 400 pages.
Although the book is primarily intended for students of the subject, it will be read with profit by all physicians. It contains chapters on the normal and pathologic physiology of the parathyroid glands, clinical hypoparathyroidism, clinical hyperparathyroidism, the mode of action of vitamin D and dihydrotachysterol, general considerations of metabolic bone disease, with separate chapters on osteoporosis, osteomalacia, polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (osteitis fibrosa disseminata), and Paget's disease. In this book are considered all of the splendid advances which these authors and their associates have made in the understanding of the physiology and pathology of