The previous title, ""You are Healthier Than You Think"" is more apt- if also more ordinary- for there is largely common sense in the little black bag of a California g.p. and the r.x. he most frequently writes is reassurance. There is a little here about medical practices (the shots pay the rent) and patients' attitudes; but the main part of the book deals with the (70%) physician's patients who are mildly neurotic and the emotional disturbances which cause heart troubles, nervous stomachs, ulcers, asthma, migraines, constipation (""a state of mind""), etc.... Most of this is not new- to the public at large, but Dr. Smollar has a healthy approach to health and his home consultation room is frank and friendly.