Stated First Edition. Book is in excellent shape, binding tight. Illustrated boards. Book is marked reinforced library edition, but is NOT an ex library book. DJ is torn on edges and has shelf wear and scuffing. Picture is of actual book. pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1965. ISBN: 0. When young Dr. Garrison Batt completes his medical training on Earth, he is lucky enough to find an assignment on Acoma, a pioneer planet. Garry arrives, however, only to discover that what they want is not a medical doctor but a veterinarian. He is tempted to return to Earth, but decides to stay and begins research which leads him not only to a major discovery, but to suspense and excitement as well.