The first edition of this book was issued only a few months ago and is quickly followed by this second edition. The author has written a book on therapeutics and no attempt is made to cover the field of materia medica or pharmacology. The book aims to give practical directions for the treatment of the sick. If we express a criticism it is that the various remedies are not always valued or their worth expressed, but are simply enumerated and good methods of administration described. For each disease discussed the various medicines and medical procedures which are still recommended and used by clinicians are described. Non-medicinal therapeutics is not neglected; on the contrary, it is discussed fully. The best chapters are those devoted to diseases of metabolism and of the kidneys. Only the commonest infections are considered, and diseases of the nervous system are not included.