Here is a book, autobiographical in nature, which portrays the experience of a physician who has been stricken down in middle life by a crippling disease (coronary thrombosis), and who tells us how he met this catastrophic episode in his life. The foreword is by Dr. Paul Dudley White. The author, with a diverting sense of humor and an awareness of a philosophical approach towards his incapacity, has interestingly described in considerable detail his feelings, his fears, his hopes, his faith, and his resignation to a Higher Power. There is much here for reflection which should provide guidance to those similarly stricken and be a bulwark of strength to those who become victims of panic. As he implies, the latter is often helped and undergirded by a deep religious faith during times of stress.
There is a fine family relationship portrayed between wife (herself a physician) and son and patient,