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of trypanosomes and the diseases for which they are responsible the volume is of infinite value.

The book is fully illustrated, the illustrations numbering 198, including temperature charts, as compared with 61 in the first edition. It is a matter for regret, however, that many of the figures are not worthy of the text which they are intended to illustrate, and a revision of the illustrations would have added considerably to the value of the volume.

Another fact that detracts largely from the volume as a book of reference is the absence of a detailed index. A table of contents indicates briefly what matter is contained in each chapter, but for the discovery of informa­tion on any given point many pages have in some instances to be perused before the desired information is found.

The work of the publishers is well done throughout.

Anatomie Regionale des Animaux Domestiques. Par L. Montane et E. Bourdelle. I Cheval. Paris: J. B. Bailliere et Fils, 19 I 3. Price 32 francs.

THIS large volume, which contains rather more than 1000 pages, aims 'at presenting the anatomy of the horse in as complete a manner as possible, while setting out the descriptions in a way which will allow of the book serving the student as a guide to dissection and the surgeon as an atlas of regional anatomy.

The volume is divided into two main parts. The first deals with a general account of the tissues, including a brief description of their histology, the central nervous system, and the general technique of dissection. The central nervous system and with it the organs of sense are included in this portion of the volume, because the authors think that it is impracticable to consider the different portions of this system in conjunction with the various parts of the body with which they are connected.

The second portion of the volume contains the directions for dissection and the description of the structures and organs encountered in each of the portions of the body.

The volume is well prepared and clearly written. The illustrations num­ber some 560, and are for the most part clear, but some appear to be a little coarsely drawn. The majority of them are original, and in many of them quite new points of view are given of the different organs and groups of organs. Colours have been used with advantage in many of the figures.

The inclusion of an index arranged alphabetically would have greatly enhanced the value of the book.