A year in the life of a kindly, upright country doctor, who gave up his dreams of Vienna, so that his brother could have his dreams, and who spent his life in a small town. There is conflict, even there, between the doctor and the local bigwig, a mean, petty autocrat, but the doctor wins through the good he does in the lives of others. Filled with homely truisms on the goodness of life and people, the selfless high quality of the doctor's calling. It is sticky in spots, repetitive, not for the smart set. But for the conservatives, away from the large cities, it is a sound item. Good branch library sustenance.