This handy volume of 600 pages forms the second number of the well-known Practical Medicine Series for the current year. A brief introduction calls attention to the topics of chief importance treated in the succeeding pages. In this the editor remarks that surgical technic is tending to a uniform standard so that operative methods are practically the same the world over. The space devoted to technic in the present work adds greatly to its value to the general practitioner, for whom the book is especially intended. This practical value of the book is much enhanced by the numerous and excellent illustrations.