A few weeks ago my regular supply of recently published books in Nigeria arrived. I have read Professor Oladipo Ogunlesi's memoirs titled Medicine my passport.This is published by Spectrum books Ibadan. This is an excellently written and well organised biography which i would highly recommend to everybody. Prof Ogunlesi is one of the living legends still alive and one of the giants of Nigerian medicine. His group includes people like Prof Olu Mabayoje the first Nigerian to pass the British Licentiate exams form the Yaba Medical school, Prof Ade Elebute, Prof Oritshejolomi Thomas. Dr Barau Dikko the first doctor from Northern Nigeria,Prof Lambo,Dr Okojie,Prof Ransume Kuti,Prof Onuaguluchi,Nwokolo and others. Prof Ogunlesi is the first Nigerian Professor of Medicine and also among others the founder of the Nigerian Postgraduate medical college where he was the foundation President.He is also the first coordinator of the World renowned Ibarapa Community Health Project.He was the succesor to Prof Alexander Brown as head of department of Medicine in Ibadan after Professor Brown's intimely death in 1969 thus being the first Nigerian to do so. He starts from his birth in Shagamu his early days in elementary school there.He also attended CMS lagos when it was still located in broad street lagos .He provides an encyclopedic knowledge of Nigeria as it was in the 40's and 50's having served as a physician in Lagos,Abeokuta,Benin ,Bukuru,Oshogbo and other parts of the country. He attended the Yaba college and Yaba Medical school thereafter. He among with other graduates of this school were awarded the licentiate of Medicine which due to colonial restrains made them only eligible to practise as assistants to the colonial medical officers and not full fledged medical officers. He among others broke that yoke. He is also the first Nigerian to pass the MRCP exams which is the member of the royal college of physicians and also the first to be awarded fellow royal college of Physicians. This book is a welcome addition to my library and i felt i should intimate forumites of the books existence. Soon to be read books include the Oba of Benin's autobiography Omo N'Oba N,edo Uku Akpolopolo Oba Erediuwa.I have also acquired Kunle Ajibade's prison notes.He was one of the journalists jailed by General Abacha during Obasanjo's jailing for a phantom coup.It is interesting that Nigerians are increasingly nostalgic for Abacha.