25 JANUARY 1896, Page 37

The Year - Book of Treatment. (Cassell and Co.)—This is the twelfth

issue of a work which, bringing together as it does the results of medical investigation and practice into a convenient compass, must necessarily be of very great utility to the profes- sion. A layman cannot of course criticise its contents, but must be satisfied with a description. A busy practitioner will, we imagine, do well by beginning with a " Summary of the Thera- peutics of the Year 1894-95," by Walter G. Smith, M.D. Trional seems preferred to dional (common sulphonal), and saligenin, becoming salicylic acid by oxidation, to salicin. Ferratin is highly spoken of. But it is serum that holds the place of honour.