Where there’s fraud,
A newly minted graduate of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical School in 1890, Dr. Thomas Parks heads to the big timber country of
Puget Sound to practice trauma medicine. An hour after stepping off the boat,
he’s nearly crushed to death by a less-than-surefooted mule and finds himself a
patient rather than a physician. As he convalesces, he discovers that his host,
a venerable physician friend of his father’s, is running an
elaborate medical scam, selling worthless concoctions nationwide, with enormous
Besides doing his best to treat patients while he himself
hobbles about with one functioning eye, one hand, and one leg, Dr. Thomas must
decide whether to expose the old family friend. Things become even more
complicated when his host’s daughter, Alvi, falls in love with Thomas, for exposing
the scam would destroy her father.
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