Molly Bonner is wary about putting herself in a doctor's hands -- especially as a lover. On the cusp of forty, Molly, reluctantly attending her friend Felicia's party, knows the hidden agenda includes fixing her up with a recently widowed M.D. Felicia herself is the long-suffering mistress of a married San Francisco surgeon, one of the most pompous womanizers Molly has ever met. She has long since decided that dating medicine men is a pill she'd rather not swallow. But now this tall, anomalous middle-aged doctor, with his attentive ways, seems the exception. It just so happens then that Molly, long bothered by headaches, is diagnosed with a rare malignancy. She needs a doctor in the house...or so she thinks. As Molly begins the long journey toward the recovery of her self, Alice Adams once again paints a portrait of modern affairs so sharply observant that it draws blood. More deftly than ever, in "Medicine Men" she shows us the source of the illness -- and the remedy -- for the malady called love.