About this book
Redfield Pepper Burns, M.D., has flaming red hair and all of the temper and vivacity said to go with it. The small-town physician and surgeon maintains a grueling schedule, racing with his nurse from call to call in a powerful touring car, the Green Imp. He must contend with epidemics, professional jealousies, stubborn or deadbeat patients, and a lack of sophisticated surgical instruments. In this first volume of "Red Pepper" Burns stories, the doctor saves a friend from morphine addiction, takes in a young orphan, suffers an accident that may cripple his scalpel hand, and finally looks up from his work long enough to notice one of his many female admirers.