This work is not presented with the idea that it is a complete treatise on the local treatment of skin diseases, but as an exposition of the author's individual method of handling many of the more common dermatoses. The book is full of good advice. The directions as to the proper way in which to apply treatment are full and explicit. The author lays emphasis on the importance of studying the general condition of the patient and of trying to put him or her in the best possible physical condition before commencing local treatment. The book will be of special interest to the general practitioner.