First Edition. "Here is a rack, similar in sturcture to the old implement of torture, yet designeed for a kindlier purpose, that of mending broken, paralyzed bodies. Invented by a strange anatomical genius - Ragatsky, a child of the slums, it promises to revolutionize modern surgery, much to the dismay of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Ragatsky is persecuted by that August body, hounded from pillar to poast, yet he perseveres in effecting miraculous cures". Bases for three films. The 1926 feature directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Jacqueline Logan, Lou Tellegen, and Walter Pidgeon. Near Fine but for ownership signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, nicked at top spine end and top front panel, stress lines to front flap edge.