Edited by Albert I. Lansing, Ph.D. Third edition. Cloth. $15. Pp. 1061, with illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1952.
This edition, now edited by Albert I. Lansing, associate professor of anatomy of Washington University School of Medicine, retains the position of earlier editions as the most important single volume on the subject. Indeed it is one of the outstanding books in the entire field of medical science. It presents essentially a progress report by 48 outstanding authorities on what has transpired in gerontology in the decade since 1942, when the previous edition was prepared. The influence and high standards of the previous editor, Dr. Edmund V. Cowdry, are still evident. It is gratifying to find him again the author of the two chapters on aging of tissue fluids and aging of individual cells. But missing from the latest edition are the names of such once stalwart figures in the field as Edgar Allen, Lewellys F. Barker, Walter B. Cannon, Alfred E. Cohn, Herbert S. Jennings, Edward B. Krumbhaar, and
Cowdry's Problems of Ageing: Biological and Medical Aspects.. JAMA. 1952;150(10):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100097038