7 MAY 1927, Page 19

The description of an operation in Lord Lister's time, in

Lister as I Knew Him, by Dr. J. R. Leeson (Balliere, Tindall and Cox, 8s: (3d.)-, is arresting, although ghastly reading for the modern reader. We closed the book feeling grateful

to the author, grateful to Lord Lister and especially grateful for being born to enjoy the twentieth century.