The author begins by defining the condition by reference to its conventional treatment, since most patients will have taken this route first and are likely to be familiar with the terminology of their diagnosis and the pharmaceutical preparations they have received. He then describes techniques of case-taking that are particularly appropriate to eczema. This is followed by a full discussion of case analysis, including the relevance of particulars in the hierarchy of symptoms and the subject of one-sided cases, or cases with few other symptoms, with a view to helping the reader to increase his or her own understanding of the issues involved. Further chapters cover all aspects of case management, among them suppression, aggravation, potency, repetition of the dose, adjunctive measures and commonsense advice. The overall discussion is supported by twenty-two case histories. The book concludes with a compact materia medica of forty-two remedies which the author has found to be of value in his own experience, studied under the headings of their characteristic physical, mental and general symptoms. There is a general index, a remedy index and a rubric index. ‘Robin Logan has set an exemplary standard for homeopathic textbooks with The Homoeopathic Treatment of Eczema. He begins this work with a listing of a variety of eczema diagnoses and repertory rubrics that correspond to the pathological findings in each, then lists various skin conditions that may resemble eczema. Chapter 2 thoroughly delineates the essentials of casetaking in eczema cases, from the minute details of the skin eruption to the nuances of constitutional inquiry. Chapter 3 emphasizes the flexibility required in deciphering many eczema cases. Using numerous case examples as illustrations, Mr Logan describes multiple case analysis strategies. Some cases are solved solely by attending to the particulars of the eczematous rash, others by complex constitutional, emotional and physical characteristics.