Brooks was a splendid physician with a wonderful personality"" says one doctor of Harlow Brooks. Dr. Moorhead, one of New York's leading surgeons, was his close friend and has written an intimate, affectionate and appreciative tribute to the man himself and his contribution to his profession. It is anecdotal, amusing and touching, and written in an almost naively frank and charming way. The book is more than a biography of Brooks. It is a resume of medical practice, hospitals, problems of doctors and patients during the past 40 years, and serves a medium for the expression of Moorhead's own ideas on all sorts of ologies and isms. He opens with an entertaining description of New York in 1895 when Brooks arrived on the scene, goes back to his boyhood, his education and early struggles, and his first job in medicine, as assistant pathologist at Carnegie Laboratory. Then follows his career, his ideals, his philosophy. His success as lecturer will extend the interest in the book beyond New York.