The editors have continued the policy of selecting outstanding British consultants and contributors in the preparation of this reference book. The format is attractive and conforms to that of the preceding volumes. Descriptive, accurate, and informative drawings are numerous and well placed. Each operative procedure is approached in a uniform manner by a description of the preoperative management, the operation, and the routine and special postoperative care. The authors have chosen their references chiefly from British publications. With such a large undertaking (an eight-volume compilation), references from the world literature would add character to the work. By cautious and thoughtful editing, the usual errors of multiple authorship have been avoided and a consistency of style has been maintained throughout. This publication fills a gap in the existing literature, and it is recommended for postgraduate students and residents and surgeons in nonteaching centers.