The second edition of this well known atlas remains comparatively modest in scope even for a work aiming to portray only the most common and most representative lesions for the instruction of students, clinicians, and general pathologists. The limitations imposed upon the volume are, as the authors point out, deliberate and in keeping with its purpose as a supplementary aid to students beginning the study of the subject. It is appropriate, for example, that the textual commentary should provide little more than a descriptive explanation of the illustrations.
Granting these restrictions, the value of the book can be judged only by the selection of the material, the technical quality of the preparations, and the reproduction thereof in the finished book. In these respects it can be said that, on the whole, the present edition is an improvement upon its predecessor of some 20 years ago. Some inexplicable gaps in the