Both the need and purpose of the present book will be readily apparent to the intelligent reader. The work is ably, graphically, entertainingly, and scientifically written; and presents a wealth of scholarship, literary as well as medical, rarely found in our professional text-books. Invidious comparisons are discarded, as both odious and distasteful. The treatise, however, may be very fairly said to be exhaustive of the entire subject; and, if intrinsic merit, clear reasoning, completeness and erudition, count for anything, it ought to find a permanent place in every well-ordered library. We give it to the Profession with a considerable, and, we believe, pardonable degree of pride.

Professional Publishing Co.