The only criticism which can be made on this, one of the newer German books on operative surgery, is that the subject has grown to be too large to be covered in as few pages as is attempted in this work. In its favor, however, are its illustrations, especially those which are intended to help elucidate the little details of technic, which are not ordinarily shown, are very clear and well reproduced. Throughout the book only the essentials of each operation are given. An excellent description of the osteoplastic method of amputation, according to Bier, is one rarely seen in the newer books on this subject. It can be recommended as a book for beginners.