This scholarly monograph, consisting of a series of twenty lectures and covering rather completely the subject of epidemiology, is of especial interest to teachers and students. One is impressed not only by the array of scientific material but by the broad historical, cultural and economic background against which the technical material is presented. The author stresses the close relation between this branch of science and all other branches of scientific knowledge; he also emphasizes the importance and advantage of similar methods of study and investigation in these various branches.
The material is presented in two sections. The first, consisting of ten lectures, deals more particularly with the fundamentals of epidemiology and with their value in respect to historical development, methods, mechanisms and principles. The second section, also of ten lectures, concerns the application of epidemiologic methods and procedures and the results. The eighteenth and nineteenth lectures discuss the cultural and