Here's a book to blend the travel-adventure-doctor market, in a record of 21 years work in the tropical seed-beds of diseases. On a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Lambert travelled through the South Sea Islands of ""poetic loveliness and monstrous disgust"" to fight superstition and lack of sanitation and disease rampant. He struggled to conquer malaria, elephantiasis, leprosy, venereal infections. He accomplished his dream of establishing a native medical school. But his story is more than a record of his professional activities; he has a plethora of anecdotal information concerning the natives, customs and conditions, voodoo and cannibalism, missionaries, traders, royalty. A full account of a full life and fascinating reading.