This volume is obviously the result of carefully kept notes and records while the author was in his training period in England and also at the Lahey Clinic. There is a very pleasant foreword presented by none other than Frank Glenn. The author is most gracious in acknowledging his indebtedness to colleagues and mentors.
The book is a simple, direct, straightforward outline. It starts, logically, with surgical anatomy, including a profusion of illustrations. In fact, the illustrations throughout the book are outstanding, concerning themselves entirely with line drawings which are crystal clear. Later in the volume, x-ray reproductions assume a very large role.
There is a short chapter on applied physiology. This may seem too brief but is well outlined and carefully documented. As is typical of all chapters, a more than complete list of references is offered. The Lahey Clinic influence through the person of Kenneth Warren, becomes more