In these days in which the advances in clinical diagnosis are assuming such proportions, a manual such as the above is of special importance. In its preparation "the needs of daily practice have been especially considered in the choice of methods of examination." The authors have been successful in presenting clearly and concisely methods which are both simple and reliable. All of the details essential for general work have been given, so that one may be certain of the points involved in any test he may make.
The subject-matter is arranged in eleven chapters dealing with the examination of the various secretions and excretions of the body. A special chapter treating of the usual bacteriologic methods will be found very serviceable. The mechanical part of the book is excellent. While the illustrations are entirely adequate, many of them might be much improved. The book is commended especially to the general