Books: Doctor's Odyssey

DR. SEROCOLD—Helen Ashton—Double- day, Doran ($2.50;.

Like James Joyce's famed Ulysses in its unity of time and place, unlike Ulysses in its straightforward, simple narration, Dr. Serocold tells the events of 24 hours in the life of a country doctor. At three in the morning of Dr. Luke Serocold's 65th birthday he closes the eyes of his old friend and partner; at midnight he helps his assistant at a difficult delivery. "The day that had begun with an old man's death had ended with the birth of a child." The time between is...

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