Books: Doctor's Wife

Up the literary beach in recent years have rolled successive tides—a series of psychological novels, sociological books, newspapermen's memoirs, etc. A minor tide which showed no signs of ebbing in 1938 was a wave of books about doctors. Recent best-selling examples: An American Doctor's Odyssey, The Horse and Buggy Doctor, The Citadel. A book called Dr. Norton's Wife, by Dr. Ferdinand Schemm's wife, Mildred Walker, appeared last week just in time to ring the big year out.

Mildred Walker says she began writing at the age of seven. From the time she was 12,...

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