The last volume of this series has fifty-two contributors on ninety-three topics. New York is represented by twenty writers; Pennsylvania, eleven; Great Britain, eight and Illinois, four.
The book opens with a picture and sketch of Dr. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, by Dr. Frederick I. Knight who was a student, and later on an associate of Dr. Bowditch. It is full of characteristic reminiscences and authentic biographical data. Such useful lives as are portrayed here are a help and an inspiration to those who follow in their footsteps. The medical world is too indifferent toward keeping alive the memory of its great dead, while law and religion are filling the niches of fame with monuments to their leaders.
A thoroughly valuable article by Dr. Thos. J. Mayes on angina pectoris sets forth an intensely interesting reposition of the subject, both as to the etiology and the treatment. The theory of the