The editor-in-chief of this book has had the collaboration of colleagues of the various nationalities whose speech is represented. The volume is said to contain about 5,500 words in each of the languages represented (German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Hungarian), and to include words which, although not strictly medical, are nevertheless frequently used in the description of clinical pictures. It is convenient in size, and appears to be fairly comprehensive in scope. Of course, the attainment of the end in view necessitated rigorous adherence to a plan which forbade all attempt at exhaustiveness and the discriminating comparison or definition of words. No definitions are included, and only one synonym is given in each language.