1914 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
other parts of the book, notably in the clhapter on lhydroneplirosis, which is the best of the chapters that deal with the kiidney. There is little that is original, and the author lhas drawnl largely on the wealth of German and French irological literature. He appears to have little acquaintance wvith modern English practice. For instance, if he were to use the aero-urethroscope invented by Hurry Fenwick and perfected by Wyndham Powell, lhe would not describe ulcerations and erosions of the
more » ... thra. Tlhese ulcerations are never seen with the a6ro-urethroscope, wlichl, being passed down under air distension, under control of the eye, does no damage to tlle uretlhral mucosa. The clhapters on gonorrhoea are a little disappointing, as they are veiy, prolix on thepry and not sufficiently clear on details of treatment, and it is not of practical assistance to discuss prostatitis in a separate clhapter under the lheading of diseases of the prostate, wlhen it is. part and parcel of most cases cf gonorrlloea. We are glad to read a book whllich is an earnest advocate of local treatment from the very onset of acute gonorrhoea; but we are surprised to read that the author has obtained better results With injections than with Janet's irrigations. The cllapter on serum and-vaccine therapy is excellent in tlleory, but here again it is disappointinug in practice, as none of the author's own detailed results in this line of treatment anr given,and wee slhould be surprised to learn that they are as roseate as the remarks on theory would lead us to believe. A good feature of tlle book is the excellence of the -illustrations; those illustrating. operative surgery are very clear and useful, and Plate III, a coloured plate of conditions seen by the cystoscope, is a masterpiece. NOTES ON-BOOKS. THE first volume of the British Journal of SutrgerylO presents a very handsoine. appearance owing to its amnple page, well-space.d type, and numerous illustrations. It comprises the first fouLir numbers of the periodical and contains some 750 pages. The papers7 are for the niost part of a technical sort, and will appeal mainly to operating surgeons, but each nutmber in the volume has as a frontispiece a portrait followed by a brief biography of an eminent surgeon of the past. Those in this volume are
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