Cancer. Volume 4, Part VIII: Clinical Aspects.
Edited by Ronald W. Raven, O.B.E., T.D., F.R.C.S. Cloth. $126 per set of 7 volumes. Pp. 532; 23, with 173 illustrations. Butterworth & Co., Ltd., 88 Kingsway, London, W. C. 2, England; 1367 Danforth Ave., Toronto 6, Canada, 1958.The first volume of this six-volume British compilation on cancer was reviewed in The Journal of the American Medical Association for March 8, 1958, page 1257. The review was favorable and concluded that every investigator and student of cancer should have access to the work. This opinion is hard to maintain after the examination of these three subsequent volumes. Volumes 2 and 4 deal with human cancer by the major anatomic sites of the neoplasms, volume 2 being on pathology and volume 4 on clinical aspects. This separation is unattractive to this reviewer, particularly since radiotherapy is relegated to the forthcoming volume 5. As