This elegant book fulfills the highest standards of medical publishing: the information is important, clear, and comprehensive; the illustrations are outstanding; and the paper and binding are excellent. Each of the distinguished contributors has presented substantive material from his own area of expertise. None of the 27 chapters is a disappointment.
To benefit from this volume, unfortunately, requires a knowledge of German and a sum of $187.10, unless your local library can be persuaded to purchase it. However, for those who can surmount these obstacles, the rewards will be many.