This is a different type of doctor's autobiography. Unlike Fifty Years a Surgeon and similar volumes, this is in no sense a continuous narrative, nor an analysis of the changes in medical practice and theory over the years, but rather a tribute to the ideals that make it possible for a doctor to carry on, in spite of every conceivable handicap. This is accomplished primarily through a careful winnowing of case histories, interesting and enlightening as bits of human documents but not building to any special thesis. However, there is a deep underlying humanity in any sincere doctor's story, and that quality comes through. Not an important book, but one that any reader interested in a doctor's life will like.