This book fills a gap in medical literature which has been apparent for some time. Many students and physicians must find it difficult to keep abreast of progress in the physiologic aspects of cardiorespiratory diseases. The publication of this book provides an opportunity for bringing one's knowledge in this field up to date. 178
The text covers in the style of a critical review the more important clinical investigations in the cardiorespiratory field carried out in the last thirty-five years. The bibliography is of such scope and completeness that it could stand alone as a major contribution to the literature of cardiorespiratory disease.
The organization of the material is excellent. The chapter on "Chronic Cardiac Decompensation," comprising almost two thirds of the text, is divided into thirty-seven sections which greatly facilitate reference. The individual reader may want a more extensive treatment of some of the subjects presented, in which case