22 FEBRUARY 1890, Page 23

Home Doctoring. By W. B. Kesteven, M.D. (Frederick Warne and

Co.)—This " gaide to domestic medicine and surgery " is arranged in an alphabetical form. We do not presume, from our layman's point of view, to question Dr. Kesteven's statements. But it is obvious that his Home Doctoring includes several ailments which must receive professional treatment. " Bright's disease," for instance, is wholly beyond any domestic medicine. It is even doubtful whether it is judicious to include a description of the symptoms in a book of this kind. And surely an account of the test to be applied is out of place. The author surely would not recommend any private person attempting it. Otherwise the volume is likely to be useful.