Sixteen physicians of fame select and recommend stories under the rubric of the medical profession. Ranging from a doctor's excursion into Heaven and Hell to the mysteries of acrophobia the stories cover the emotional spectrum in its entirety. Penned by such notables as Stephen Vincent Benet, Pearl Buck, Anton Chekhov, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ben Hecht Richard Wright, Ring Lardner and Stefan Zweig, old themes of love and laughter, revenge and remorse, mating and murder are circumscribed by the unifying theme of The Doctor, His Work and His Private Life. And who is more able to assert the propriety and typicality of these stories than the Doctor himself? Internationally known men of medicine like Dr. William C. Menninger and Dr. Paul Dudley White have submitted their favorites for the entertainment of the reading public, and have done a nice job.