This textbook has been compiled in the best tradition of the comprehensive German "Handbuch." It deals thoroughly with all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. The thirteen chapters include pathology, microbiology, chest, orthopedic, childhood, abdominal, urogenital, skin, eye, ear, and upper respiratory tract tuberculosis, with a special section on the surgical treatment of the pulmonary localizations of this disease. In spite of the differences in the approach of the various coauthors to the subject, tuberculosis is considered throughout the entire book as a generalized disease with local manifestations. On the whole, the concepts of Schroder, Sauerbach, and Brauer are being followed and enlarged. There is a real richness of material and references, especially from Germany. One misses, for example, Western methods of laboratory diagnosis and prevention of tuberculosis. Most of the illustrations are very good, especially the histologic sections. The book has been carefully edited and printed.