While the bulk of space and the greatest emphasis is given low sodium diets, other special diets which are closely related to food problems of heart cases are given due attention. These include reducing diets, low fat, low cholesterol, low purine diets. And the distinctive thing about this cookbook is that- while Florence Field does not write glowingly of the tastiness of her foods, she does give variety of foods in all categories, and makes up for abstinence in some directions of recommending use of herbs and spices that are permissable. The suggestions for the pantry shelf, the extended tables of measurements, the consistent attention to callories, to salt content, etc. etc. make this a must item for the housewife who is attempting to meet requirements of one member of a family while providing the others with palatable menus. Recipes are concisely and clearly presented; menus suggest combinations.