Dr. Joseph L. Hollander's multiauthored text, extensively revised and enlarged since its last edition in 1960, retains its position as the only comprehensive American work covering the field of rheumatology. All of the sections of the book have been extensively revised, and several new chapters added. These major changes reflect the growth of knowledge in rheumatic diseases, both clinically and in areas of fundamental research.
The chapters are written by men of experience in the field, and all of the contributions are so uniformly good that a reviewer hesitates to single out any for special comment. However, Dr. Leon Sokoloff's text and illustrations of his sections on the pathology of rheumatic diseases are extraordinary.
All books of this sort, with many contributors, present the editors with problems of duplication and of omission. Dr. Hollander and his nine major section editors have, on the whole, admirably avoided these pitfalls. One amusing