This is a beautiful volume. It contains a résumé of the more important cases seen in the clinic during 1930, 1931 and 1932, together with descriptions of the operations and other procedures of Professor Barraquer which have seemed of value to the author and his collaborators.
The first part also contains a historical account and description, with pictures, of the extensive Hospital of Santa Cruz and San Pablo, which is a group of pavilions (connected by underground passageways) housing the various specialties and having a bed capacity of 1,100. Then follows a detailed description of the department of ophthalmology, in which the circular operating room with its mercury-lamp indirect lighting system, having no windows and ventilated by a special electric suction apparatus, is most unique.
Barraquer's operation (myocampsis) for strabismus deserves description. Under cocaine and procaine hydrochloride anesthesia the muscle, covered by conjunctiva, is grasped with a Landolt fixation