This book is a well written, concise résumé of syphilis as a family disease. All unnecessary detail is eliminated, and the essential facts are presented in a brief but interesting manner. The five chapters are well arranged, following one another in logical sequence. Statistics are worked up in as interesting a manner as their purpose will permit. Syphilis with its protean manifestations is found in all the branches of medicine, and to the specialist, as well as to the general practitioner, the disease presents scientific, social and economic problems. The book as a study of the social effects of syphilis on the family and the community, with a proper evaluation of these effects, is of interest to physicians, as well as to social workers.