The memoirs of a very busy gentlemen who has struggled for the health of human beings well known and unknown comprise an absorbing book for those who are not squeamish about medical presentation. Dr. Bove was born and trained in America but then went off to Paris where further studies, a long practice and an aristrocatic French wife awaited him. His comments range from surgical incidents to political parlays as he tells of many meetings. Cecile Sorelwanted him to make her face young again; Laval, the worst politician of all, he kept alive to face a firing squad. The doctor writes with respect for Grenfell and Schweitzer as the greatest doctors of all. His wartime experiences took him on a terrible Journey to Biarritz to help the wounded; he returned to occupied Paris to find the American Hospital inactive and then left for the United States. The doctor does not have an easy attitude toward life, but it holds wonders for him such as the power of Lourdes to bring spiritual healing if not physical wholeness.