Saturday, October 25, 2014

Special Nurse

Title: Special Nurse
Author: Maud McCurdy Welch
Publisher: Lancer Books (#72-151)
Published: 1967, ©1959
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Cathy Linton had planned to spend her life as a country nurse, assisting her father. Then he died. And she suddenly found herself the opposite of an heiress: her father had borrowed $10,000, and it was up to Cathy to repay the loan. It looked hopeless, even with her job in the hospital in Memphis. There would be no time for love, no time for marriage ... This had to include even her friendship with the handsome young surgeon, Dr. David Lorimer. He had a brilliant career before him, and everything a girl could want in a husband. But what could Cathy offer him? It seemed impossible. Yet there had been that lovely summer day by the river when he had tried to kiss her ...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Doctor on Test

Title: Doctor on Test
Author: Kerry Mitchell
Publisher: Dell (#2009)
Published: December 1965, ©1963
Illustrator: Harry J. Schaare

He is credited on the back cover.

Keeping jet test pilots in top physical condition should have been easy for an experienced doctor like Bennet Grady—but coping with a headstrong lady psychiatrist, while balancing a dangerous romantic triangle at the same time, made it almost impossible ... until he decided to learn a few ground rules for love.

Crisis at Waite Memorial

Title: Crisis at Waite Memorial
Author: Kerry Mitchell
Publisher: Dell (#1560)
Published: April 1965, ©1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti

His signature runs along the right side of his hospital gown.

Nine young girls were in Waite Memorials maternity ward. The situation called for a doctor with sympathy and understanding—a doctor like Brian Temple.

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
Review available

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

Review available

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 Secretary
Author: Dorothy P. WalkerP
ublisher: Pocket Books, #583
Published: Feb. 1949, ©1944
Illustrator: 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.