Writing an effectively as he did in The Real Book About Gold. Harold Coy outlines another subject in a stimulating way. Starting with the immediate, a friendly narrative begins at home- with what happens when somebody comes down with measles for instance and from there goes on to give typical accounts of family doctors and general practitioners. What they must study, the kinds of cases they treat, the surroundings in which they live are all effectively explained. Against this background particular instances of doctors and doctoring- from diagnosis techniques to the problem of the specialist in the country and on to the new wonder drugs and the big clinics and city hospitals- are brought out clearly and understandably. A good guide that should reduce fear and ignorance and that may also inspire.