NEW BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS MAMMALIAN ANATOMY W I T H S P E C I A L R E F E R E N C E TO T H E CAT, by Alvin Davison. Sixth edition, revised by Frank A. Stromsten (Princeton). 1937. Size, 5%X 8% inches. Pages xiv 328. 174 illustrations. Glossary. Index. Cloth. Price, $3.00. P. Blakiston’s Son and Co., Inc., Philadelphia. + I n addition to the chapters descriptive of mammalian systems and organs, this textbook supplies a n introduction of particular interest to the beginning student. After a few definitions of anatomical terms and a brief classification of vertebrates and their phylogeny it takes up the principles of laboratory procedures. It gives simple slid definite iiistructioiis on how t o preserve material and to prepare specimens f o r dissection of the vascular system, muscles, peripheral nerves, viscera, central nervous system and osseous system. It also describes methods f o r making dried preparations, corrosion specimens aiid demonstrating the skeleton in embryos. Each chapter of the text is followed by a list of questions and suggestions f o r laboratory study. A glossary of terms and their derivations is convenient f o r reference. E X P E R I M E N T A L A N D CLINICAL STUDIES O F T H E S P I N E O F T H E 122. DOG, b y Geoffrey Bernard Brook. 1936. Size, 54 X 82 inches. Pages x Illustrated with 50 photographs arranged i n 24 plates. List of references. Cloth. Price, $2.00. William Wood and Company, Baltimore. + This thesis will be of interest not only to the elinician engaged in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dog but also to the comparative worker utilizing observations on the lower animals i n the study and elucidation of disease processes in man. The first p a r t of the work describes the technique used by the author f o r cisternal puncture, its effects on the subject, the characters of normal cerebrospinal fluid and the clinical applications of the method. The secoiid p a r t discusses the characteristics of radiopaque oils, particularly lipiodol desceudant, and their use for injection into the cisterua magna, in order t o determine time of descent into the subarachnoid cul-de-sac, the conformation of the cul-de-sac, adhesions occurring i n the course of a descent, movemeiits of the oil after injection, and the effects of injection. It has definite clinical applications in the demonstration of certain spinal affections. A n appendix calls attention to features of the spine of the dog which are important i n interpreting photographs of a lipiodol injections. P F I T Z N E R S L E I T F A D E N F U R SITUSUBUNGEN A N D E R L E I C H E ZUM GERRAUCHE BE1 DEMONSTRATIONEN UND R E P E T I T I O N E N , by K. 0. Henckel. Size 5 t X 7 inches. 38 pages. Price, M 1.20. Franz Deutieke, Leipzig and Wien. The iiiiith editioii of this standard outline of regional anatomy of the cadaver has been revised to accord with the nomenclature adopted last year in J e n a by the Anatomische Gesellschaft. NEW BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS IZIVISTA D I PARASSITOLOGIA. Publicata da A. Missiroli. inches. Published quarterly. Price per year, L. 90-. Rome. Size, 7 X 10 This new publication, the first issue of which appeared in January, 1937, is the only periodical in I t a l y dealing exclusively with parasitology and it expects to publish the best of Italian research in the field. The first issue contains six original articles. Each article is supplied with a brief summary in Italian, English and German, and is followed by a list of references cited. A supplement to volume I gives a list and a description of all species of anopheline niosquitoes found in the Italian colonies.