In content and arrangement of the material this book has no counterpart in the English language. Comparison with other texts on the subject are consequently impossible. The table of contents alone occupies seven and one-half pages of 8 point type, a reliable indication of the variety of subjects treated in the volume. The author for many years has taken a keen interest in child psychiatry and as editor of the Zeitschrift für Kinderpsychiatrie (Journal de Psychiatrie Infantile) has exercised undisputed leadership in the field on the continent of Europe.
Professor Tramer logically assumes that in order to recognize a psychopathologic problem in childhood and youth the physician must be thoroughly familiar with the many physical, emotional and intellectual phases which characterize the normal organism. In harmony with this assumption the author offers a comprehensive description of these essential features of development, discussing structure of organs, psychic function, etc.; depicting anatomic