This is a much larger and more comprehensive work than that of Heath, covering as it does such operations as amputations even of the hip-joint and yet it is called minor surgery. That it has gone through five editions, however, shows it to be a work that has taken well and will probably continue to receive the favor it has in the past. A special chapter has been added on surgical bacteriology and short articles on tracheotomy, intubation of the larynx, ligation of the arteries and amputations. As the author states, these can hardly be classed among minor surgery, but will render the volume more serviceable to the student and they are a continuation of the policy adopted in the fourth edition. The book is well made and illustrated.