A symposium on infectious diseases in honor of Dr. Wesley W. Spink, which originally appeared in Medicine, is now available in this fascinating small volume. The articles cover a wide variety of subjects in succinct and informative style. The 19 reports discuss such subjects as current concepts of pyelonephritis, clinical approach to infectious diarrhea, sources of hospital infection, pharmacological studies of the therapy of shock, studies on Gram-negative bacteremic shock, a wide variety of infectious disease management and therapy problems, immune mechanisms, viral disease, and fungal infection, and the volume closes with three articles on mechanisms of immunity and failure of immune and phagocytic mechanisms.
Each of the presentations is authoritative and thoughtful, and displays concern for the practical application of recent advances in knowledge of infection and resistance. This grouping of articles makes available to anyone dealing with infectious problems a wealth of carefully considered material that would be