The eighth edition of this work differs from its predecessors mainly in the fact that it will appear in five small volumes. This is apparently a very popular survey of general surgery, since it has undergone reprintings or revisions in almost every year of its existence.
While advances in surgical treatment have been remarkable, it does seem that most surgical conditions have been adequately described in previous issues. Thus, a comparison of the fifth edition with the present one reveals evidence of rewriting, but the differences are not impressive. Penicillin is acknowledged in the treatment of several infectious conditions. The Murphy drip for proctoclysis could now well be eliminated save for brief mention.
As in previous reviews, the sections now available reveal the same excellent clinical presentation as in earlier editions. There are more illustrations in color. Physicians who are not familiar with Hamilton Bailey's technic of presentation will enjoy