If the history of the missionary achievements is ever written, the Scudder name will occur again and again. Successive generations have made their contribution, and in India, particularly, their service to an overpopulated, undernourished, ill-educated nation has made its mark. In no instance has this been more vital to India's awakening than in the case of Dr. Ida Scudder. For half a century she gave of her boundless vitality, energy, ambition and genius to the cause of the women of southern India, to the cause of medical missions, to the battle against the enemies of progress,- superstition, fear, ignorance, filth, indifference. A monument to her determination is a big modern hospital, nursing and medical school, research laboratories, medical extension work to the villages and the roadsides of the country she had made her own. It is a wonderful story, told movingly by a fine story teller, better known for her novels, Prince of Egypt, Jezebel, etc. Dr. Ida's story is as thrilling as any imaginative recreation could be. She lives in these pages. This is a book that can have wide use in mission study groups and it should be shown in both the biography and the religious book departments.