This new edition is excellent and up-to-date. As stated in the preface, sections discussing some conditions, particularly those that have been controlled largely by antibiotics and no longer present a problem, have been abridged. Sections discussing conditions such as water and electrolyte imbalance; hypothermia; metabolic disorders due to trauma, endocrine dysfunction, cancer, and portal hypertension; and the use of radioisotopes have been added or elaborated on. The style is concise and excellent for students, interns, and residents. The many illustrations are well done. The only defect is that the bibliography is limited almost entirely to British sources. The book would be a valuable addition to any surgeon's library.