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The collection between two covers of information which otherwise must be sought in widely scattered quarters wins the gratitude of every physician. This task Dr. Kellog and his collaborators have achieved in notable form with reference to the duodenum. The reviewer was especially impressed by the chapters dealing with the less common disorders: abnormalities of position, diverticula, fistulas, injuries, hernias and tumors. These subjects are treated in monographic form, with a historical review, abstracts of the literature, case reports and a general discussion. One finds much material which otherwise would have to be laboriously sought in the periodical literature. The sections on anatomy, physiology and methods of study, as well as those on the more common disorders, such as ulcer, are also satisfactory. The volume concludes with a chapter on surgical procedures. The bibliography of about 3,000 titles is carefully selected. Apparently no pains have been spared in making the