By Ian A. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Price, not given. Pp. 198, with numerous illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1957.
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It is a great pity when a book with such a fascinating title as this turns out to be so carelessly written as to make one have grave doubts about some of the factual material contained in it. Any book so charged with error, confused writing, and all-pervasive awkwardness is a poor tribute to an author's capacity to achieve what are admittedly laudable aims. A warning of what is to come is found on the title page, in the hyphenation of Associate-Professor. We can only hope that the persons to whom the author renders thanks early in the book did not assume responsibility for the end-product.
The stated objective of the book is a worthy one. The case material and many of the tables are of much interest, approaching as they do an important but very abstruse problem in a field of very active research. But the writer has done
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