This is a valuable little volume that rapidly surveys recent advances in infectious diseases, diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, heart, blood vessels, kidney and digestive system. An interesting addition to the present volume is the review article by the editors heading each section. In these reviews, progress made in the last decade under the various headings is considered. The literature surveyed is of necessity limited to those articles that the editors considered most important. Nevertheless, the volume is of value to practitioners who desire to keep abreast of recent developments in the fields reviewed.