The rapid advances in our knowledge concerning defects of lipid metabolism make the publication of this book timely. The 18 chapters of the work, written by experts from all parts of the world, are divided into two sections. The second portion, dealing with the lipidoses themselves is in many ways the clearest all-around presentation of these disorders currently available. Biochemical, clinical, and pathologic data are competently dealt with, and it is readily evident that the authors are equally familiar with all aspects of these disorders. In section 2, there are extensive and beautifully illustrated chapters on the gangliosidoses, Gaucher's Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy, Fabry's disease, Refsum's disease, A-betalipoproteinemia, Tangier disease, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipemia, and finally a section on the genetic aspects of lipidoses.
While the section dealing with disorders of blood lipids might well have benefited from Fredrickson's recent classification, and