An unusual record of perseverance and fortitude and generosity, in a pioneering woman doctor who has spent her life in active service to mankind. But it is not as good reading as some of its predecessors. At the time when she entered the profession, it was a man's world. She studied in New York, Vienna, Prague; she returned to practice in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; she spent one summer under Grenfell in Labrador; she went to France in 1917, though over age, and stayed until 1921 directing the tuberculosis work for the Rockefeller Commission. When she returned she became a ""doctor on horseback"" in the Kentucky mountains, under primitive conditions, up to her retirement at 71. Grand material, told in too undramatic and impersonal a way to carry over as it should.