In this excellent monograph, the author begins his presentation by giving a well-documented historical review of lesions of the cervical spine. The discussion of the diagnosis of intervertebral disk lesions, the illustrations, and the case reports are clear and concise. After reading this monograph one should have a firmer grasp of the subject and should be better able to appreciate clinical findings. The author outlines the conservative treatment of these lesions, as well as the surgical treatment, which should not be entered into lightly. The book is well illustrated and holds the reader's interest.