The winner of the Dodd, Mead -- Red Book $10,000 prize, and an alert, modern, well-timed light fiction item, with a better eye to rentals than to sales. The Citadel audience on a lower intellectual plane.... The setting is a mid-western town, where the idealistic young doctor soon becomes aware of the rampant abuses of the doctors in private practice and the false social standards involved. This is the story of his efforts to clean up the situation, to destroy local charlatanism, to make the hospital the center of a cooperative medical plan, designed to give help to the lower classes. Through this runs a romance, complicated by a love affair with none too savory outcome. The book is not for the ultra-conservative, in spite of its idealistic hero.