Portraits in the Hallway provides 53-year historical account of the formation of the Association of Resident Doctors University College Hospital, Ibadan and, by extension, the National Association of Resident Doctors. The book serves as a useful resource on the founding fathers of the association and the pioneers of the medical practice in Nigeria. “Portraits in the Hallway” richly described the dramatis personae rather than actual portraits and highlights political maneuvers and challenges faced by various elected officials (some resulting in industrial action) from the view of an insider. The stories dovetail into one another making it a compelling read and represents a visit to the hallowed ground of politics among medics, Dr. Olusegun Olaopa deserves commendation for packaging the portraits in twenty-one chapters. It is bold, authoritative and a veritable resource on medical politics.