Hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 316 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1967. ISBN: 0. The world of medicine has always fascinated laymen. From the with doctor's magic potions to the phenomenon of radiation therapy, the realities of medicine have remained intriguingly hidden from the uninitiated. Despite, or perhaps because of, this mystery it is the doctor who, in the minds of many ordinary men, has replaced the clergymen as God's representative on earth. What is all too often forgotten is that a doctor is, at best and at worst, no more than a human being.