The authors of this textbook call it a guide for medical students and nonspecialist practitioners. It is safe to say that those more advanced, namely at the residency level and even in the early years of practice, will find much in it that is useful. To the clarity and conciseness of the text is added a profusion of illustrations, for the most part original, and all interesting and well selected. Preceding the discussions on things clinical are sections on applied anatomy and physiology, which are very well done and could grace a larger reference textbook.
It is not easy in an era of rapid change like ours to eliminate outmoded pictures of pathological states and obsolete therapeutic measures. The authors have, however, fully recognized the impact of antibiotics and other agents on altering the appearance, course, and treatment of suppurative conditions, among others, which once were such an important part