In this bountiful album of more than 80 essays, addresses, and occasional book reviews and film reviews, Crawshaw has brought together a productive lifetime’s worth of experiences and reflections. He addresses numerous aspects of the human condition, the courage necessary to be compassionate, how compassion is expressed, and the realities, challenges, and successes experienced by medical practitioners in their individual and collective attempts to provide humane and soulful care. As with any box of confections, each reader will be personally touched, affected, and delighted differently by individual pieces in the assortment. Several I particularly liked, whose titles will also illustrate the span of topics with which Crawshaw deals, are "The Foley Catheter" (his personal experiences), "The Bedpan Factor," "The Psychology of the Hippocratic Oath," "Nurturing Hate in Psychotherapy," "Grass Roots Participation in Health Care Reform," "A Modest Policy Proposal: The National Health Selective Disservice," "Reflections of a Director on Resigning From a Mental Health Clinic," "The Soul of Medicine." "The Patient-Physician Covenant," an often quoted piece reemphasizing the moral basis of medical practice, appearing in JAMA in 1995, is definitely worth reading. Crawshaw first-authored this article with a group of highly distinguished medical luminaries.