Ashton appreciates that the average young practitioner has received only most superficial information regarding the technic of gynecologic operating and the diagnosis of diseases of women. He therefore takes up clearly and succinctly each step of each procedure, so that it is impossible to misunderstand his meaning. In place of the routine practice of devoting a general chapter or chapters to physical examination the author details the method of examinations of each organ before considering its diseases. More than a thousand illustrations are shown, none of which is old or hackneyed; all are new line drawings made from apparatus, living models, the cadaver or the descriptions of operations by other operators. The book will be found decidedly practical.