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March 20, 1937

Mansions in the Cascades

JAMA. 1937;108(12):1000. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120070030

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To the lover of the great open spaces, the seeker after adventure with a spice of danger, this book will come as a clean wind off a glacier, calling him to come and live under the sky, where the mountains hem him round in solemn majesty. The story is not a new one; a man, who happens to be a doctor— though anybody else would have done for the purposes of the story except in one situation—breaks under the stress of adversity and seeks solitude as wild creatures mortally wounded crawl away to die. His wife, against his will, goes along. They have camped in the mountains before but have never wintered there. Now they do, and that is the story. How health returns and with it tranquillity of mind is developed logically and plausibly; the reader is not asked to believe any miracles. How the wilderness brings them as

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