This latest volume of the series of "Twentieth Century Practice" covers only a few subjects, but these are important ones. Diphtheria is treated of as to its general pathology and bacteriology, by William Hallock Parker, M.D., of New York, and, as regards its symptomatology and treatment, by Abraham Jacobi, M.D., than whom there could be no better authority, either in this country or elsewhere, on the subject. Both these papers appear to be judicious and satisfactory discussions, and to thoroughly cover the known facts as to the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of this most unfortunate disease.
The article on tetanus is by Babes of Bucharest, who follows Rose closely in his clinical description, adding, quite freely, the more recently acquired bacteriologic and other data. One or two statements here made seem worth noting; in his remarks on diagnosis, and elsewhere, the author lays special stress on the symmetric involvement of