A child welfare expert tells of her professional life, her start as a doctor, her political appointment, the origin of her crusades for healthy babies, and the fight against the press, politics, ignorant mothers of the slums -- and her own profession. Forty years of effort brought a measure of success. With N Y C as her battleground; she fought the battle of clean milk, health programs, isolation of the sick, clinics for mothers, school children health education, infantile paralysis, etc. The details of how she adapted means to needs, how she achieved her aims, and what she thinks should be a program for the future. Special angle gives this a place, even with the mass of medical memoirs. There's the woman's club angle, there's the appeal for groups and individuals interested in sociological and welfare problems, there's general appeal for parents.