The author has been practicing medicine for thirty-seven years and nearly all of that time has been a professor in a dental college, as well as a writer of verse. He loves rhyme and rhythm and has a facile pen, although he wrote at odd times for three years on his epic ballad "The Mongrel Crew." He often stays after his teaching period at the dental college to recite poems before his class. His poems are human, understandable and enjoyable, and there is one for almost every occasion. Some of the titles are "The Doctor's Lunch," "The Christmas Card," "We'll Clean the Attic Out," "Good Night," "My Neighbor," "The Shooting of 'Faro Dan,' " "Our Nell," "The Beggar" and "The Tree."