The author of Dr. Serecold has returned to the subject of her original thesis the doctor in the small town. This time, however, the hornet's nest descends when the bumptious young assistant to the town doctor uncovers the scandal of a mistake made by an older surgeon in operating -- unnecessarily, at that -- on the wife of the local auctioneer. The viewpoint is definitely English, the attitude toward doctors, toward nursing homes, the social lines of demarcation, and so on. But the story is well told, and the hospital phases suggest the appeal of Men in White. Helen Ashton has a definite market. This is not up to her best, but will have a good sale and a wider circulation than some of her other books.