The work is divided into three parts, the first part is devoted entirely to the technique of laboratory examinations; part two, general pathology including bacteriology; third part, special pathology.
It is an admirable condensation of the vast subject, which, in view of the several special works devoted to each section, is extremely hard to compress in one volume.
A work of this kind must necessarily be largely compilation, and yet due credit should be given where the language of another author is used; especially is it desirable in the matter of statistical and comparative tables.
We notice for instance on page 211 of this book a table which is headed "diagnostic features of sarcoma and carcinoma," the first half of which is taken bodily from Woodhead's Third Edition, page 607.
Questions are appended to each of the chapters to aid the instructor in class recitations.