The medical profession is supplying background for first rate novels -- and this combines the authenticity of first hand knowledge with the sureness of touch of Mrs. Rinehart at her best....A meaty novel (nary a whiff of mystery) about the two forces in a doctor's life, his love of his profession at odds with his love of a woman. Always the profession comes to thwart his romance, circumstances drive him into another marriage and it is through the wife he does not love that his career is cut off and through his rehabilitation that he secures the woman he loves. Detailed picture of the steps up the professional ladder, with the battles against politics, financial pressure, etc. Good entertainment, with more of substance than most -- and will appeal to those who like the medical background. A sure bet for libraries -- public and rental -- and for sales.