This is a rambling, somewhat discursive, book on health which discusses many phases of the subject, few of them adequately and many of them superficially. Readers of An American Doctor's Odyssey will be disappointed. The book contains some interesting anecdotes based on the author's worldwide experience and travels but it lacks the vivid and interesting qualities of his odyssey.
On page 84 his first paragraph on vitamin C mentions the most concentrated source as paprika, but paprika cannot be used in significant amounts to make a real contribution of vitamin C to the diet, as can oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tomatoes and raw cabbage; he mentions only tomatoes specifically and singles out no fruits or vegetables as exceptionally good sources of vitamin C, except boiled potatoes.
On page 201, in a brief paragraph on hernia, he says "Operative cure is usually simple and recently, under certain conditions, some have been effected