Book Reviews
October 1950

Medical Meeting.

Author Affiliations

By Mildred Walker. Price, $3. Pp. 280, with no illustrations. Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc., 383 Madison Ave., New York 17, 1949.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(4):706. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020718015

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This might be your story or mine. After twelve years as a physician in a small sanatorium for tuberculous patients, to which Dr. Henry Baker had gone directly from medical school because it offered him a chance to work, a salary on which he could support his wife and child and time for research, he is ready to present his paper on his discovery of a new life-saving mold, microcydin. You will recognize the locale of the meeting and meet your own friends with the Bakers at the conference. Everything that happens to them probably has happened to you, but less dramatically—or so it seemed at the time—because no one was there to help you see anything but the disappointment and the problems.

The laity love this "love story," revel in its showdown of medical life and its problems and laugh at the discouragements. If you have a small private

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