This thirteenth edition has maintained the fine standard set by the previous editions. The task of modernizing this long-established work has been ably accomplished. It is gratifying to know that physical diagnosis is still considered of vital importance and has not been entirely replaced by laboratory data. The book is voluminously illustrated, and the illustrations are expertly related to the text. Chapter 21, which deals with non-acute abdominal conditions, is outstanding. Mr. Bailey continues to be successful in making clear, concise, pithy statements which are of particular value to the reader. This excellent book is highly recommended for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in clinical surgery.