This book surveys, primarily from the British point of view, the progress made in medicine and surgery during the year ending June 1950. The two editors present an introduction which highlights certain recent advances. The body of the review is by 43 different contributors, including one of the editors. Most of them are prominent leaders of their respective fields in the United Kingdom; one is the dean of an American medical school.
The information is arranged under alphabetized headings like an index. This arrangement frequently separates related facts, diseases or conditions but provides convenient reference. All phases of medicine and surgery are included, and this sometimes results in the retention of old information and makes the book a synopsis for general reference purposes rather than a review of only late developments. By American standards, the latest therapeutic information is not included; this omission appears to be the result of a