Medical research in its relationships to society as a whole, the present organization agencies and supporters, its significance and potentialities; the institutions conducting or furthering medical research and their interrelationship. Then he takes up the research student, worker, man, -- his tasks and its demands on him. A technical book of comment and criticism, by the Director of Medical Sciences at the Rocke-faller Foundation not an autobiography. The bones and framework behind the scope and limitation of the science, rather than the flesh and blood battle against disease and ignorance. Designed for foundations, agencies, staff and directors-- and community conscious laymen.