In the country doctor heritage of backward days and kitchen surgery, though not up to the best level, this is an autobiography of a homeopathist who has gained considerable recognition for himself and his school of medicine. He emerges as a genial, tolerant human being, and will count his readers chiefly among those who know him in person or reputation (he became Professor of Homeopathy at the University of Michigan), and among homeopaths who have quarreled with the emphasis placed on other schools of medicine in the field of literature. Born and reared on an Ohio farm, he studied medicine at the University of Michigan, went into general practice and later came back to his aims mater as a professor. He was well known as a leading physician in Cleveland, and as author of various textbooks on Gynecology. This is a personal story, with some amount of case work and observations and a good deal about homeopathy.