A searching into the motivation of a doctor, and his complete sacrifice of self to his profession, in a spirit of dedication. The story takes Dr. Mallory through childhood, with the growing sense of vocation, through medical school, interneship in the hospital, the panic of emergency work in his inexperience. Then his departure for a logging town in Oregon, his uphill fight for clean medicine against unscrupulous competitors, his sacrifice of self to the poor and needy. An unsuccessful venture into matrimony seems the one non-authentic note. An inspirational story with a definite vocational interest, for as a novel it is not in any way significant.