By Alfred P. Fishman, MD, and Dickinson W. Richards, MD. Price, $18. Pp 859, with 200 illustrations. Oxford University Press, Inc., 417 Fifth Ave, New York 10016, 1964.
Occasionally a book is so well published that it can stand on these merits alone. Even more rarely one finds a book which is a credit to the publishers' art and contains material not readily available elsewhere. Further, this material is compiled by outstanding men in their fields and skilfully integrated by knowledgeable editors. This volume can be praised on all of these points. There are over 200 photographs, line drawings, old prints and maps which have been extremely well reproduced by the Mendian Press from ancient books. So often, in the copying of such material, much of the detail and texture is lost, but not so in this case, for obviously the editors have insisted upon excellence, both from the contributors and from the publishers. It is quite interesting that the large number of illustrations and fine publishing has not made thecost much higher. At
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