This book is a fairly interesting medical drama. It tells of the hospital back in the 60's. There are several different characters but the main one seems to be Dr. Pearson. He is an aging pathologist who walks around the hospital with a cigar in his mouth (not in this day and age, huh?). It tells of his knowledge and leadership, but his inablility to test new ideas and procedures. In my opinion, this is a good book!