Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Terror Stalks the Night Nurse

Title: Terror Stalks the Night Nurse
Author: Blanche Y. Mosler
Publisher: Paperback Library (#51-188)
Published: 1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti


This is credited on the Lou Marchetti web site.




Monday, December 26, 2011

Special Nurse

Title: Special Nurse
Author: Lucy Agnes Hancock
Publisher: Pocket Books (#692)
Published: 1950 (Pocket Books first edition)
Illustrator: Barye Phillips
Review available

He is credited on the back cover. Another cover of this same book can be found here.

"Darling!" A voice from the past greeted her. Pamela Ware spun around, her heart in her throat.
"You! Doctor Allen!" she whispered.
"Pete, to you, Pam. Just Pete."
"But what are you doing here?" she asked.
"Visiting," he smiled. "A guest like you."
"Oh!" was all Pam could say. Why had he come? She was trembling--her heart throbbed with a dull ache. Pamela Ware said she would never marry a doctor. But that was before she went on vacation; before the accident that gave her life into the hands of an unknown doctor. Afterward, nothing was quite the same. Her head still said "no" but her heart would not listen.

Roxanne, Company Nurse

Title: Roxanne, Company Nurse
Author: Zillah K. Macdonald with Josie Johnson
Publisher: Berkley Highland (F1356)
Copyright: 1966
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

When pretty young Roxanne McRae gave up a glamorous post in a large New York hospital to become Assistant Nurse at the Hudson Sugar Refinery--a job with broad responsibility for the welfare of a big company--she did not realized she would be plunged into--
Danger--the hazards of a huge plant wehre safety measures are few and injuries many and terrible...
Romance--with Anthony Polk, young general manager--handsome, charming, and sometimes infuriating...
Intrigue--when the accident rate at the plant rises suddenly, Roxanne decides to play detective and finds herself caught in a mysterious and FRIGHTENING SITUATION...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

His Wife the Doctor

Title: His Wife the Doctor
Author: Joseph McCord
Publisher: Harlequin (#13)
Copyright: 1949
Illustrator: D. Rickard
Review available

The illustrator's signature is on the back of the doctor's clipboard.

Serenity Dale, M.D., was firmly established in the city as a Doctor, with an enviable reputation for her skill and hard work. Married to Maury Parrish, a thus far unsuccessful novelist, Serenity was trying hard to prove her theory that marriage and medicine could be happily and profitably combined. All might have gone well had she not accepted, against her own wishes, a position as head of a private hospital, for it was then that her difficulties really began. Before she realised what was happening, Maury was seeking inspiration elsewhere, and she became involved in profesisonal troubles of her own. Fortunately Serenity was a skillful enough doctor and a good enough wife to make her own prescription work, after she was shocked into a realisation of the problem with which she was confronted.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shoreline Nurse

Title: Shoreline Nurse
Author: Jeanne Bowman
Publisher: Pyramid Books (T-2392)
Published: 1971
Illustrator: Fred Pfeiffer
Review available

He is credited as "Pfeiffer" on the back cover.

Boarding the trawler that was to take her to her new home, Lorina Rodgers wondered if she had made the right decision. Was she crazy to leave her safe and hectic job at the mainland hospital to become the only nurse of this isolated, starkly beautiful island? Old Benjamin Jones, the island’s wealthy and crotchety owner, had been curiously intent on persuading the pretty young nurse to take the assignment. Lorina knew the island needed her, but she suspected that the cantankerous old man had another card up his sleeve—finding the right wife for his handsome, blond, and equally stubborn grandson. Before long, Lorina found herself caught in a tangle of island politics and deepening love that forced her to choose between her duty as a nurse—and her life as a woman.

Thanks to The Pfeiffer Pfiles for their help in identifying the illustrator.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nurse into Woman

Title: Nurse into Woman
Author: Marguerite Mooers Marshall
Publisher: Bantam (#464)
Published: December 1948
Illustrator: Dave Attie

He is credited inside the book.

“I’m a nurse, not a woman,” said Kristine. “I’ve resolved never to marry—never to have a child. I’m a good nurse—I’ll stay one. I’m not going to be a woman.” But to Captain Jim Dudley, whose life she had saved, and woman to be loved. Which would win—the nurse or the woman?

When Doctors Marry

Title: When Doctors Marry
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell (D428)
Published: June 1961 (first printing)
Illustrator: Tom Miller
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

When Dr. Cannon Penrod read about the appointment of Dr. Corliss Walker as resident surgeon to the Memorial Hospital staff—the first woman ever to receive such an appointment—he could not believe that a woman exposed to so much pain and suffering could have feelings of her own—womanly feelings. A freak accident was to bring the two doctors together, and Dr. Penrod would learn that Dr. Corliss Walker was truly a woman—a woman almost too pretty to be a doctor, a woman who wanted to love a man, who wanted to have her own baby, even to know her own sorrow and hurt for someone she loved and who belonged to her. Dr. Walker was a woman who wanted to love a man, but not just any man …

Probation Nurse

Title: Probation Nurse
Author: Gertrude E. Mallette
Publisher: Paperback Library
Published: November 1965 (second printing)
Illustrator: Freeman Elliot

He is credited on the back cover.

A nurse’s duty is to serve—to obey orders unquestioningly—to respect her superiors—to follow the rules at all costs. But if the cost is a human life—and she believes her superiors to be wrong—should she take it upon herself to disobey? With only three months to prove she could be a nurse, Sabra Dunning had to choose between a patient’s life and her own career. To whom did she owe allegiance? The very rules which forced her to a decision cut her off from the only man she could turn to—her fiancé, Dr. Galen Trent. Alone, Sabra made her choice …

Nurse Todd’s Strange Summer

Title: Nurse Todd’s Strange Summer
Author: Zillah K. Macdonald and Vivian J. Ahl
Publisher: Paperback Library (#50-884)
Published: December 1965
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the right-hand corner along the bird’s wing, and he is credited on the back cover.

Nurse Ann Todd, on a special duty assignment on the misty coast of Maine, found two men … and a mystery. There was Quint Towne, who made her pulse thump though her heart said no … And there was Dr. Bruce McNab, brilliant and lonely, shunned by the people who needed him most, blamed for some strange tragedy no one would name. As Ann struggled in the web of hate and suspicion that enmeshed the town, the tension around her tightened its grip on her heart. Then, on the terrifying, gale-lashed waves of Jericho Bay, Ann found the answer to the mystery of Dr. McNab … and the key to her own future.

Leap in the Dark

Title: Leap in the Dark
Author: Rona Randall
Publisher: Ace
Published: 1967
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

Jeanne Cleary’s eventual destination was the nursing school in London, but on her own for the first time she felt an urgency to sort out the mysterious circumstances of her birth. Born to an aristocratic French woman who had married against her family’s wishes, Jeanne had been left an orphan when her parents died during the war. Now, having just discovered the existence of her French grandparents, Jeanne was determined to have at least one look at her mother’s ancestral home. But Fate was not to be satisfied with just a far-away glimpse. Before she could turn away from the imposing Château de Clémenteaux, Jeanne would become entangled in a series of lies which would bind her to another’s identity … an identity which would keep her from the man she loved, and prevent her from unmasking the imposter who said she was the real Jeanne Cleary.

Island Doctor

Title: Island Doctor
Author: Isabel Cabot
Publisher: Popular Library (#K65)
Published: December 1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.
This illustration was also used for Woman Doctor.

Young and extremely pretty Dr. Alison Clay had come to Britt Island because aging Dr. Ben needed her. With an exciting new life awaiting her back in the city, it wasn’t part of her plan to stay more than three weeks. Then Dr. Alison was caught up in a hurricane of emotions, and she began to discover that a woman’s heart makes its own plans …

Woman Doctor

Title: Woman Doctor
Author: Alice Lent Covert
Publisher: Popular Library (#60-2171)
Published: 1952
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.
This illustration was also used for the cover of Island Doctor.

Maggie Waynescott was a woman born for love. Petite and beautiful, no man could look at her without wanting to take her in his arms. Now she had fallen deeply in love with newspaperman Mike Hubbard. Here, finally, was the man she wanted close to her for the rest of her life. But Maggie Waynescott was also Dr. Waynescott, a woman in a very special man’s world … a world she knew Mike would never share. Somehow she had to choose—her man or her career.






I, Theresa, Registered Nurse

Title: I, Theresa, Registered Nurse
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Pocket Books (#45021)
Published: June 1965
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available

His signature is in the upper right-hand corner.

“You see, Greg,” she said soberly, “nobody really knows when my birthday is.” He turned around and looked into her face. “What is this, a gag? Surely your mother knows. She was there after all.” She sat up straight. “Nobody knows when I was born. I’m not really the daughter of Stewart and Alicia Winslow; they adopted me when I was a little girl. It’s rather like a Victorian novel. But it’s fact, no fiction.” “But who … but they must know who …” “No, I was found, it seems, asleep and almost frozen to death in some woods in France, near the Swiss border. The Winslows took me from a home for such war orphans in France. All they know is that I was about four when I came up to the French peasants who discovered me and said, Je suis Thérèse …”

Date with Danger

Title: Date with Danger
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: April 1966
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Nurse Barbara Bradley was returning from a holiday in Spain, but just before the plane landed a woman passenger was taken sick and Barbara was pressed into service by the airline stewardess. She cared for the woman as best she could, and helped her off the plane into the wheel chair that would transport her to the ambulance. Barbara herself had assured the stewardess it would be a wise precaution to radio ahead for it. But just as the ambulance pulled away Barbara realized she was still holding the woman’s bulky handbag. She called after the ambulance, then broke into a run. But Barbara never reached the ambulance. Suddenly the bag was wrenched from her hand, and the next thing she knew she was in the office of Lieutenant McIver of the New York police force. The carryall, it seemed, contained narcotics. Whatever had Barbara gotten herself into: And how was she ever going to get out of it?

An American Nurse in Vienna

Title: An American Nurse in Vienna
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Pocket Books (#50208)
Published: January 1966
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

When nurse Mary Tyler learned that she was being sent to Vienna, she was overjoyed. Cannister Memorial in New York had always seemed to her an exciting place. But all her life she had longed to see Europe. Besides, Franz Schneider, who also worked at Cannister Memorial, was to be one of the two doctors on the team. And Mary was secretly in love with him. Then in Vienna she met a young Hungarian baron who swept her off her feet. She had intended only to make Franz jealous. But soon she found that she was playing with fire.

Nurse Hilary

Title: Nurse Hilary
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: MacFadden Books
Published: 1958
Illustrator: Rudy Nappi
Review available

His signature is on the bottom of the illustration.

Doctor Stuart Marsden was too busy for love … until Hilary Westbrook, R.N. joined him in his uphill fight to better conditions for all the oldsters in the community. Then Doctor Marsden realized his efficient assistant was also a woman—and a lovely one!

Dr. Dorothy’s Choice

Title: Dr. Dorothy’s Choice
Author: Elizabeth Wesley
Publisher: Paperback Library (50-252)
Published: November 1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

As a doctor at the Still River hospital and as the bride-to-be of Tom Norman, Dee Bailey had exactly what she wanted in life—to cure the sick and to love and be loved. Then both her career and her love were threatened—one by an ambitious doctor, the other by a beautiful, seductive woman. Both had power, money and cunning behind them. Alone, with only her conscience and her love to guide her, Doctor Dee had to make the decision which would determine not only her own future, but the future of the hospital and the entire Still River community as well.

Lady Doctor

Title: Lady Doctor
Author: Adelaide Humphries
Publisher: Popular Library (K69
Published: April 1964
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Lady doctor—young girl in love—each describes a different kind of woman. Yet each applied to lovely, dark-haired Dr. Billie Whitcomb, who fell in love with a handsome neighbor with an adorable son and a wife who was strangely missing. Billie suddenly must face a girl’s most agonizing decision: What kind of woman was she going to be?

The Nurse

Title: The Nurse
Author: Lucy Agnes Hancock
Publisher: Harlequin (#302)
Copyright: 1954
Illustrator: D. Rickard
Review available

The signature in the lower right-hand corner is cut off, but the style is similar to other known Rickard works, and the artist did several early covers for Harlequin.

The life of a nurse is not an easy one, but Susan Trent enjoyed every minute of her work, even those times of tragedy when unavoidable accidents brought disaster, bloodshed and suffering. She found it absorbing because she shared in those difficulties and problems of all those whose lives and health she guarded. But Susan had not expected to be involved so deeply that the problems of others would affect her own secure existence. Nor that the sinister and deadly happenings in the busy shops and factories would culminate in her own quiet office.

(Thanks to blogger Fly-by-Night for the scan of Rickard's signature and for help with identifying the artist.)

Overseas Nurse

Title: Overseas Nurse
Author: Jennifer Ames
Publisher: Ace (D-524)
Copyright: 1951
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

This is uncredited, but his daughter, Louise M. Zeitlin, has told me that this is a Lou Marchetti cover.

At the Sydney airport, Nurse June Ray made her first error: she mistook a handsome stranger for her sponsor, Dr. Jed Lawson. Unaware of her mistake, June spent a romantic day and a half swimming in the dazzling sunlight and dancing under the stars. By the time she met the man with whom she had been corresponding and to whom she owed her last chance at a nursing career, her heart was no longer her own …

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wings for Nurse Bennett

Title: Wings for Nurse Bennett
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1960
Illustrator: Tommy Shoemaker
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

“Office-dressing” … That, Sarah thought wryly, was exactly what she had been as nurse to the handsome and successful Dr. Ralph Caldwell Porter. Looking wand-slim and elegant in her white nylon uniform, her heaviest duty had been to stand by serenely while Ralph administered to the imaginary needs of some fawning, simpering female. And now she was suddenly in the wilds of Alaska, newly appointed stewardess of the Alaska Passenger and Freight Airlines, about to board the frighteningly small and flimsy-looking plane for her first trip. But at least, she assured herself, here she could be useful. And perhaps, in this new land, she would get a new perspective on her life. Because she had to make up her mind about Ralph. She had to decide whether she could marry a man she loved—but didn’t respect.

Doctor’s Choice

Title: Doctors Choice
Author: Susan Lennox
Publisher: Monarch
Copyright: 1960
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Dr. Bruce Morrow’s beautiful fiancée laughed when she heard the terms of his uncle’s will. “How utterly absurd,” Nina said. “Of course you are not going to bury yourself in a small Southern town and take over the running of a dinky hospital. Dad will build you one right here, if I ask him to.” Bruce knew Nina was right, of course, but he couldn’t help wondering about the pull he felt toward his late uncle’s home town, the hospital he had left him and Nurse Becky Roberts. He was in love with Nina all right, but he couldn’t help wondering why Becky was constantly on his mind and why his resolve to become a rich, big-city society doctor was weakening day by day.

Navy Nurse

Title: Navy Nurse
Author: Ruth Ives
Publisher: Berkley Medallion
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Harry Kane
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

When lovely Nurse Pamela West was assigned to Lattimer Air Force Base to be part of the government’s space-training program, she realized that her new work would be both complex and demanding. Pam worked hand in hand with the first eight astronauts as they went through their rigorous training. The chief doctor on the base, tall handsome Steve Forrester was assisted by Sybil Paige, a very attractive young woman. Pam had a great deal of admiration for Dr. Forrester, but she was also aware of Sybil Paige’s hostility, although she could not understand it. Then someone warned her: “Don’t get involved with Steve Forrester. Others have and got nothing but trouble…”

Ice Show Nurse

Title: Ice Show Nurse
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1970
Illustrator: David Blossom
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

In the spotlight Tina, a queen on ice, spun … and the audience gasped with delight. Behind the scenes Nurse Wells stood watching with the doctors … the man she’d joined the ice show to be near. But could the quiet, competent nurse hope to win her man when Tina whirled, glittering, out of the spotlight and into his arms?

He Married a Doctor

Title: He Married a Doctor
Author: Faith Baldwin
Publisher: Dell
Published: First printing, June 1962
Copyright:1943
Illustrator: Forté
Review available

Credited on the back cover.

Carey Dennis had been in love once, deeply in love. Then he had been hurt, just as deeply. Once was enough. If he ever fell in love again, Carey told himself, it wouldn’t be with a woman like Hilda. A woman whose mind and hands had been highly trained, a woman whose heart was big enough to love all humanity—but perhaps not intimate enough to love a man.

Doctor Sara

Title: Doctor Sara
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: MacFadden Books
Copyright: 1959
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

“I never did hold with women doctors,” sneered Blade Morrisey, whose word was law on little Fisher’s Island. But lovely Dr. Sara Winslow was doing a man’s job, and she was used to fighting masculine prejudice. She was determined to win over Blade and the few like him who scoffed at the “lady doctor.” The lonely man in the lighthouse was another matter. Why was he on the island? And why did her heart behave so strangely when they met?

Sandra Surgical Nurse

Title: Sandra Surgical Nurse
Author: Patti Stone
Publisher: Bantam
Copyright:1961
Illustrator: Robert Abbett
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corne.

A surgeon tormented by his his past—a beautiful nurse deeply in love—two figures struggled through the midnight blizzard up to a lonely, snow-shrouded farmhouse. They were just in time. Working in the feeble glow of gaslight, a courageous doctor saved the life of a woman and her new-born baby. When it was over, the nurse spoke softly to her exhausted companion: “They would have died. Two lives saved because of you. You can forgive yourself now, can’t you?”

Walk out of Darkness

Title: Walk out of Darkness
Author: Arlene Karson
Publisher: Monarch Books
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Harry Schaare
Review available

He is credited on the verso page.

Nurse Ellen James was torn by indecision. Chet Matthews was demanding she set a date for their wedding—but Ellen wasn’t sure that she loved him. She knew Chet had a brilliant future in the publicity field. In fact, he had just asked her to go along on a three-day walkathon to promote untamed Padre Island to tourists. Ellen decided to go along. That’s when she met Dr. Tom Phillips, a strange, lonely man, and became even more confused by her own emotions. There on a wild, desolate stretch of sand, both men were faced with a crisis of life or death. Ellen knew that the key to her future happiness depended on which man could meet the challenge—and win her heart.

Dr. Jeremy’s Wife

Title: Dr. Jeremy’s Wife
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Victor Kalin

He is credited on the back cover.

Dr. Jeremy’s wife was young, beautiful and headstrong. Dr. Jeremy was older, decent and respected. But they were happy together, until a young army captain came home and captured the heart of Dr. Jeremy’s wife.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dr. Jane’s Mission

Title: Dr. Jane’s Mission
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Bantam
Copyright: 1960
Illustrator: Robert Abbett
Review available

His signature is on the bottom of the cover.

Dr. Jane Langford went to Africa eager to join the man she loved and help him in his dedicated work among the natives. The tiny medical mission seemed secure and peaceful, but as the days passed, Jane learned that the strange and evil powers of the witch doctors had been turned against the hospital and all in it—powers that Jane began to suspect might be stronger than modern medical knowledge!

Young Nurse Rayburn

Title: Young Nurse Rayburn
Author: Arlene J. Fitzgerald
Publisher: Pyramid Books
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

A career in a big-city hospital … marriage to a brilliant, popular surgeon—or a life of service to the Indians and lumbermen of the rugged timber country…and the thrill of working beside a virile, dedicated young doctor? As Nurse Rheva Rayburn hesitates between two ways of life, drama and mystery explode—and in a night of crisis and terror, she makes her fateful choice.

West Coast Nurse

Title: West Coast Nurse
Author: Della Field
Publisher: Avon
Copyright: 1963
Illustration: Bill Johnson
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

Ellen Mallory thought being on the Vista Shane staff was absolutely perfect. The small private hospital had excellent facilities and allowed nurses substantial time with each patient. But the arrival of Dr. David Chase posed a threat to Ellen’s emotionally disciplined way of life. The tension she felt in his presence disturbed her. It wasn’t fear. Or dislike. It was—and the realization stunned her—a very strong romantic attraction. She wanted to run—but where? Away from Vista Shane? From San Francisco? Or right into David Chase’s arms!

The Doctors

Title: The Doctors
Author: Clara Dormandy
Publisher: Airmont
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Edrien King

Her signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Now, at last, the dream was a reality. They were doctors! Throughout their training, these three young women had been inseparable, but the knowledge of eventual separation had always been with them. For Anne Clive, Fleur’s leaving for her far-off home was a wrench, but the great hurt came with Susie’s surprise engagement to George Wyndham, brilliant surgeon and teacher. Not only did Anne fear that George Wyndham would do little to encourage his wife in her chosen career, but there was the inescapable fact that Anne herself was in love with the handsome Dr. Wyndham!

No Tears Tomorrow

Title: No Tears Tomorrow
Author: Helaine Ross
Publisher: Popular Library
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

When beautiful Colette LeClair, M.D., decided to come to the tiny island of Northport to fight a dread children’s disease, she left behind an exciting career in a big city hospital, and a man who promised to wait for her love. But now, it seemed that the town did not want an “outsider’s” help … and even their ruggedly handsome young doctor suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from Colette’s laboratory. Colette LeClair was a lovely woman and a dedicated doctor, but she could not cure the ache in her own heart.

Nurse Kitty’s Secret

Title: Nurse Kitty’s Secret
Author: Fern Shepard (pseud. Florence Stonebraker)
Publisher: Pyramid Books
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Rudy Nappi
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

At times, Kitty McCarthy thought she had buried her unhappy past. She was young, beautiful, raven-haired—and now all she wanted was to make good as an R.N. at Miner’s Hospital in the Kentucky hills—and to marry rugged Dr. Gary Harding—whose dream it was to see his little hospital properly equipped and endowed. Then, one day, Kitty’s brave new world fell apart—when Hollywood film queen Sherri Shannon was brought in—an accident victim. Sherri soon decided she wanted young Dr. Harding and would win him—if she had to destroy Kitty by ruthless trickery and by divulging the dark secret that involved both their pasts …

The Courtship of Nurse Genie Hayes

Title: The Courtship of Nurse Genie Hayes
Author: Peggy Gaddis
(pseud. Erolie Pearl Gaddis Dern)
Publisher: Macfadden
Copyright: 1960
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

To Genie Hayes, sent to nurse its crippled owner, the tiny island called Raiford Cay looked like paradise. But the enchanged spot had its share of serpents. Janice Burton, Henry Raiford’s lovely ward, was consumed with jealousy of the new nurse. And the patient himself was a source of worry and confusion. What was the mysterious ailment that confined him to a wheelchair? And why did he refuse to see his wife and son? Genie discovered that the unhappy family on Raiford Cay needed her understanding and tenderness as a woman even more than her skill as a nurse—and she gave both freely!

Big Town Nurse

Title: Big Town Nurse
Author: Patti Stone
Publisher: Pyramid Books
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

Beth Patton, R.N. left her small-town home for an exciting year in a city medical center—a year which was to shape the course of her entire career. The patients, the surgery, the tense excitement of “big time” medicine, thrilled the young nurse. But before long, Beth was in trouble. First, she disobeyed orders and was lucky not to be fired. Second, two handsome young doctors were romantically interested in her—and Beth knew that a wrong choice would be a disaster to her as a woman and a nurse.

Five Nurses

Title: Five Nurses
Author: Rose Williams (pseud. William E. Daniel Ross)
Publisher: Pyramid Books
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

Five beautiful nurses … They had been close friends in nursing school and now they had gathered for their fifth reunion … There was –
Louise: the class belle, now desperately ill
Linda: who had married for money and lived to regret it
Harriet: who shut out love for her career
Janice: unbalanced by the deaths of husband and child
Shirley: with her heart torn between a film tycoon and a devil-may-care reporter…
A dramatic story of the highly eventful lives of five lovely young nurses.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Doctor with a Mission

Title: Doctor with a Mission
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright:1967
Illustrator: Barye Phillips

Credited as "Phillips" on the back cover.

Dr. Rufus McGilfray was handsome, brilliant and dedicated. He came to Bayard after long years of medical research in the jungles of South America, ready to meet a new kind of challenge in this old river town. But he had not bargained on the hostility that awaited him. Neither the Bayard doctors nor the townspeople were eager to welcome an outsider. Not even the poverty-stricken shack dwellers along the river bank, the people Rufus wanted to help, would put their trust in him. Then, when things looked darkest, along came Ginny--beautiful, warm, eager to help. She was the one woman he had always dreamed of. And the one woman he could never have ...

Clayton Richards, M.D.

Title: Clayton Richards, M.D.
Author: Nan Lowry
Publisher: Paperback Library
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Harry Schaare

He is credited on the back cover.

Clayton Richards had it made. A brilliant young surgeon, he was engaged to the most beautiful girl in town. Success was in his hands when he discovered conditions at the hospital which shocked and repelled him. Clayton Richards had to make a choice. He could ignore the fee-splitting, the unnecessary surgery--or expose the mess and destroy innocent associates, ruin his career, his coming marriage and his life. Clayton Richards made his choice. Colleagues, fiancee, patients deserted him, leaving one friend and one woman--to stand at his side against the powers of evil and corruption.


The Doctor Makes a Choice

Title: The Doctor Makes a Choice
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Tom Miller

He is credited on the back cover.

It was a long time since the gifted young psychiatrist had seen Iris. He had forgotten how delicate and pretty she was. His wife Anna had helped him to forget. But now Anna was a thousand miles away, and Jock saw only the lovely young woman before him ...

Doctor Samaritan

Title: Doctor Samaritan
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Tom Miller

Credited as “Miller” on the back cover.

Dr. Red Cahill was a dedicated doctor--he was a man truly devoted to saving lives. But when he was forced to choose between the life of a beautiful young woman and his career, his decision had far-reaching consequences. Consequences that began in the arms of a woman who wanted him ... and did not stop at scandal.

Home Town Doctor


Title: Home Town Doctor
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright:1959
Illustrator: Tom Miller

Credited as “Miller” on the back cover.

Dr. and Mrs. Adams were a charming young couple--a handsome, talented doctor and his lovely wife--and they reflected the small town's best image of itself. But when another doctor--and his alluring wife--moved into town, a crisis loomed that Lulu Adams had to meet with a single drastic step ...

Ordeal of Three Doctors

Title: Ordeal of Three Doctors
Author: Elizabeth Seifert
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Tom Miller

Credited as “Miller” on the back cover.

Burke: He had a loving wife and a successful career--until pretty redhead Jamie Flanagan decided Burke was the man for her.
Andrew: A dedicated doctor, Andrew had to fight his own self-doubts and his mother's powerful ambitions.
Jon: A shy widower who made the mistake of falling in love with the wrong girl ...

To Love and To Cherish

Title: To Love and To Cherish
Author: Kathleen Yapp
Publisher: Inspiration Romances
Copyright:1984
Illustrator: Rudy Nappi

He is credited on the copyright page.

The balmy Hawaiian island of Kauai was paradise for most visitors, but for Dr. Hillary Moss, it posed the greatest challenge of her life. She'd come to provide medical care for His people, poor farmers and field hands who couldn't afford the big hospitals. Yet her dreams could only last as long as her savings held up ... Swift and gentle as a tropical wind, Robert Michaels breezed into her life and insisted upon lending financial support to her mission. Although his generosity crept up on her, his towering strength took her heart by storm. He was a man she could love, a man to cherish ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jill Nolan, Surgical Nurse

Title: Jill Nolan, Surgical Nurse
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Mort Engel

He is credited on the back cover.

As a skilled, disciplined surgical nurse, Jill Nolan was well prepared to assist at critical operations. But, as a woman in love, could she forget that the man fighting for his life on the operating table was Tom Ratcliff, her attractive, wealthy fiance?

Love Comes to Dr. Starr

Title: Love Comes to Dr. Starr
Author: William Johnston
Publisher: Monarch Books
Copyright:1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

He is credited on the copyright page.

Dr. Claudia Martin stood by as she watched her fiance, Dr. Dan Starr, treat his new patient, Kathleen Emory, who suffered from a partial paralysis that could only be cured by physical therapy. Spoiled and petted by her husband, Kathleen was used to getting what she wanted. And Claudia was sure that right now Kathleen wanted Dan. Claudia was used to Dan's becoming involved with his patients' problems. But this time it was different. This time the patient was a very beautiful girl. How long could Claudia's love for Dan last if she was forced to share his emotional commitment with another woman? After all, being a doctor didn't mean that she wasn't a woman. She had a woman's need for her man's attention. How could she make Dan see that she, too, needed him?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Nurse Kate’s Mercy Flight

Title: Nurse Kate’s Mercy Flight
Author: Virginia K. Smiley
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 1968
Illustrator: Maurice Thomas
Review available

Running won’t help—but I can’t go back! That was Kate’s desperate thought as she fled to Alaska, far from the New York hospital where the young nurse thought she had been fatally and tragically negligent in her duties. Here, in the land of the midnight sun, in the remote settlement where her aunt and uncle ran a bush pilot service, Kate was determined to isolate herself, to hide from love and her duty as a nurse. But she didn’t figure on the dangers the pilots faced daily—those brave cheerful young men who wanted her friendship, and needed her help. Most of all, she didn’t figure on Jeff…


The original art for this cover (left) includes a signature along the left side of her dress. This signature is very similar to that of a known Maurice Thomas work. Maurice Thomas illustrated pulp fiction covers in the early 1950s but is known to have illustrated a cover for The Fire of Love, by romance queen Barbara Cartland, in 1964 for Avon.