This work, during the lifetime of Dr. Rohé, enjoyed not a little well-deserved popularity, which, after his death, for lack of revision, suffered partial eclipse. It now appears edited by Dr. Albert Robin, assisted by special writers on such topics as military, naval, school and personal hygiene and quarantine.
The editor has had an arduous task before him, that of adding, subtracting and correlating in such a way as not to detract from the ensemble and style of the book as Rohé left it. The result is perhaps as satisfactory as could be attained by any means (short of radical rewriting of the whole book). There might have been a more general modernizing of much of the sources of statistics and opinions throughout the book; this criticism is particularly applicable to the retention of Pettenkofer's theory in references to typhoid fever and Asiatic cholera. The pruning-knife, too, might have been