This is Iris Noble's fifth biography dealing with lives devoted to saving others', and this direct account of Alice Fitzgerald is inherently more interesting than Dr. Bela Schick's, its immediate forerunner, certainly for girls interested in a profession which so far has largely been dominated by one name. Alice Fitzgerald, from a background of prominence and wealth, decided to become a nurse at 18 after a visit to a German hospital, but she had to wait until 25 to gain admissions for raining at Johns Hopkins. This was at the turn of the century when Osler made the ounds. Once trained, she went on to many areas of active duty; she reorganized the nursing service at Bellevue; extreme exhaustion finally invalided her out of action n W.W.II overseas; she later became the head nurse of the Red Cross in Europe; and the concluded the most important aspects of her career in the Philippines and Siam there she not only set up schools of nursing, but also pioneered programs of sanitation and education. Competent coverage in an undercovered area.