Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vietnam Nurse

Title: Vietnam Nurse
Author: Della Field (pseudonym of
Fannie Q. Howe)
Publisher: Avon #G1298
Published: Sept 1966, ©1966
Illustrator: Mort Rosenfeld

His signature is in the bottom left-hand corner, and he is credited as “Mort Rosenberg” on the verso page.

Natalie Knight of the Navy Nurse Corps had come a long way from Oregon to the battle-torn plains and jungles of Vietnam. But it was a journey of love and devotion. She was looking for Tom, her Green Beret fiancé. He had been reported as missing, but Natalie did not give up hope. She knew that Tom, and hundreds like him, needed her because she was a Vietnam Nurse.

Star Lansing - Arizona Doctor

Title: Star Lansing - Arizona Doctor
Author: Ruth McCarthy Sears
Publisher: Dell (#8252)
Published: ©1971
Illustrator: Gordon Johnson

The author’s signature runs along the back of her lab coat. This signature is similar to the one on “Just Married” (see below).

Young and lovely Dr. Star Lansing loved the wild Arizona country where she was born and raised. Here she dedicated herself to helping the poor but proud local Indian tribe, raising needed funds by treating wealthy patients at the exclusive Desert City spa. But Star faced an agonizing crisis of loyalty when dashing Air Force Colonel Whittaker Blake swept her off her feet. Whit was determined to install a missile site in the area, despite heated community protests, and he asked Star to be his ally. Could Star side against her own people? Could she lower her standards as a doctor in the name of patriotism? Was she truly loved, or merely being used? It took a dramatic medical emergency, and a startling revelation of character, to help Star find the answer hidden in her heart.

Closeup of signature on Star Lansing - Arizona Doctor cover

Closeup of signature on
Gordon Johnsons painting “Just Married”


Dr. Whitney's Secretary

Title: Dr. Whitneys SecretaryAuthor: Dorothy P. WalkerPublisher: Pocket Books, #583Published: Feb. 1949, ©1944Illustrator: Barye Phillips
He is credited on the back cover.
Joy Marlowe was engaged to Vic Harding. Now she was betrayed, and by her own sister! Her pride was hurt but to her surprise she found her heart immune. Could it be that her loyal attachment to handsome Dr. Whitney was a mask for some deeper emotion? She had to find the answer. The future happiness of four people was involved. Would her final decision be the right one?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

River Nurse

Title: River Nurse
Author: Joyce Dingwell
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: ©1963
Illustrator: Bern Smith
Review available

His signature is in the top right-hand corner.

‘Helping Hands,’ in its quiet riverside backwater, must be the most unorthodox hospital in Australia, thought Maggie when she arrived there fresh from the clinical efficiency of Southern Cross Hospital. But she soon found that its methods—and its doctor—were none the less effective for all that.

Jennifer Jones, R.N.

Title: Jennifer James, R.N.
Author: Norman Daniels
Publisher: Gold Medal
Published: ©1961
Illustrator: M. Hooks
Review available

The signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Nestled deep in the California hills was a hospital so strange, so unique that only a handful of people knew of its existence, let alone its mysterious mission. Through its antiseptic corridors moved the shadiest of characters—bullet-ridden gangsters, suicidal actresses, punch-drunk pugs—people who could not stand the all-revealing daylight of public exposure. A truly odd assortment of bedfellows. Here, under the most modern and efficient conditions, beneath the secretive cloak of midnight, life-saving operations were performed by a team of highly skilled, dedicated men and women. Jennifer James, Registered Nurse, was one of them. Some people will condemn her for it. Others will come to her defense. But no one will be indifferent to her, or to the doctor she loved—the man she had no right to want.

Fie O'Clock Surgeon

Title: Five O'Clock Surgeon
Author: Dorothy Pierce Walker
Publisher: Pocketbook #686
Published: February 1950, ©1948
Illustrator: George Porter
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

Dr. Stephen Lovett glanced up from the patient on the operating table. “Take a message,” he said, turning to the medical student at his side. Presently the boy reappeared, grinning. “Miss Townsend wants to remind you that the cocktail party starts at five-thirty.” Young Doctor Stephen Lovett’s doctoring hours were from 9 to 5 … no more! His fiancée, Leslie Townsend, saw to that. But then Steve met the lovely nurse, Julie Greenwood. “A doctor’s first duty is to his patients,” she said. Steve had to make a choice. Was he going to be a doctor or a playboy?

San Francisco Nurse

Title: San Francisco Nurse
Author: Barbara Grabendike
Publisher: Ace #D-586
Published: ©1964
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

This cover is not credited, but is done in his style.

As a nurse, Bret Ames had always dreamed of marrying a doctor, yet when handsome Dr. Nels Larson proposed, she began to have her doubts. Strong, yet gentle, he was the kind of man a girl could lean on. But that was just the trouble. Was he too self-sufficient? Somehow she found herself irresistibly drawn to Dick Travers who needed her care and her love, but who belonged to another woman.