Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nurse Marcie’s Island

Title: Nurse Marcie’s Island
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Bob Schinella
Review available


The signature on this cover (enlarged)






is similar to that of a known Bob Schinella work, the cover for A Nurse Called Hope (signature below).

Casino Nurse

Title: Casino Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1974
Illustrator: G.H. Jones?
Review available

Lovely Rena Stafford had been taught as a student nurse never to become involved in the private lives of her patients. But she found it impossible not to get caught up in wealthy Madame Zeigler’s exciting, glamorours existence in Monte Carlo. Rena had never expected this strong bond to grow, nor did she expect the strange reaction of Madame Zeigler’s handsome nephew, Dr. Stephen Montrose, when she summoned him urgently to Monaco. When two of Madame Zeigler’s attractive friends from the casino, Mark Lassiter and Jean Auriol, began to vie for Rena’s affection, she was suprised—and strangely disturbed. But the biggest surprise of all was to discover she had fallen in love—with the very man who could only mean heartbreak.

The signature in the lower right corner of the above cover (enlarged)






is very similar to that of the illustrator of a book cover for “The Wanderers”:

Doctor’s Nurse

Title: Doctor’s Nurse
Author: Dorothy Worley
Publisher: Popular Library
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature runs along her left shoulder.

Attractive Patricia Lloyd, R.N., had two problems—both of them doctors. Dr. Jeffrey Wayne was handsome, mature and mysteriously drawn to Patricia, beyond the call of duty. Dr. Bill Gregory was young, very much in love and intensely jealous. Caught between the two, Patricia found her personal emotions—and professional duty—in sudden and grave danger.

Night Call

Title: Night Call
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Robert Abbett
Review available

His signature runs down the back of her dress.

To Nurse Lyn Jennings, hurrying through Carter Memorial’s cool white corridors, emergencies were part of the life she had chosen—the challenging, exciting world of a hospital at night:
—in 212, a lonely, crying child, afraid to go to sleep without its mother—
—in the driveway, an ambulance shrieking to a halt after a race with death, bearing the victims of a highway collision—
—in the darkened supply room, storage place for drugs and narcotics, a mysterious figure moving toward a cabinet, no longer able to resist temptation.

Jane Arden Space Nurse

Title: Jane Arden Space Nurse
Author: Kathleen Harris
Publisher: Popular Library
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti

His signature is in the lower right corner.

As Jane embarked upon the most exciting adventure of her career, she was forced to postpone her marriage to handsome Jeff Wallace. Jane had no way of foreseeing the personal crisis that would confront her as a “space nurse.” Nor could she have anticipated the lasting impact of the two attractive astronauts she met at Cape Canaveral. Fascinating Clyde McLaren, a strong candidate for the moon shot, was brilliant and quite friendly. —Or did he want more than friendship? And what of the dashing continental Lieutenant who made it clear that he was more than interested in her? —Just where did his interest lie?

Emergency Ward Nurse

Title: Emergency Ward Nurse
Author: Helen B. Castle
Publisher: Paperback Library
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature is in the lower right corner.

Emergency duty was the very breath of life for young Nurse Merle Asquith. To countless men, women and children struck by illness and disaster she was a true angel of mercy. Merle threw herself into her work to forget her own unhappiness. When she met handsome, charming Intern Mike Jablonsky, he wanted only to love her and to offer her things she had never had. But Merle dared not return his love until she knew if she could entrust him with her secret...

Undercover Nurse

Title: Undercover Nurse
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1972
Illustrator: Allan Kass
Review available

This cover is included in the blog “Allan Kass Book Covers.”

Nurse Gail Arnold was young and beautiful and happy. Her work at the Narcotics Rehabilitation Center was interesting and rewarding. And her silent worship of handsome Dr. Bruce Cranston filled her heart with hopeful dreams. But her serene existence was in for a startling change. An unknown young woman, viciously beaten and near death from an overdose of heroin, was brought to the hospital. Gail, assigned to the case, now found herself working in heart-quickening closeness with the man she loved. Then menace marred the picture. For the new patient harbored a tormenting secret that was to spell deadly danger for Gail. It would lead her, innocent and unsuspecting, into the nightmare world of narcotics traffic where not only her dreams of love but also her very life would be threatened!

Night Nurse

Title: Night Nurse
Author: Rosamond Hunt
Publisher: Dell Candlelight
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Edrien King
Review available

Her signature is in the lower left corner.

Young and lovely Sheila Hayden had been planning to marry Kenny Jamison for as long as she could remember. But when Sheila became a night nurse at Mercer City Hospital, Kenny showed signs of growing resentment, and asked that she resign. Sheila, however, had fallen in love with her work. Moreover, a political campaign to smear the hospital made her presence vital to the pressured staff. Vehemently Sheila insisted that Kenny had no cause to be jealous of her job, or of the brilliant young Dr. Joel Alexander, who was so often at her side. It took a mysterious kidnapping and a new and vicious attack on the hospital’s good name to force the lovely nurse to face some painful truths—about Kenny, about Dr. Alexander, and about her own buffeted heart.

Nurse in Hollywood

Title: Nurse in Hollywood
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Robert Abbett
Review available

His signature is seen above her left shoulder.

Her ash-blond hair. Her big brown eyes. Her pert figure. These were only frosting to her personality—a personality that was pure whistle bait. So what if Kitty Walters was a nursing student just three months short of graduating? So what if her idea of heaven was the symbol R.N. pinned on a starched white uniform? Phil Harlan wasn’t called “Boy Wonder” for nothing. He was dynamic, magnetic, charming, a glib Svengali whose record of convincing was 100 percent. Phil Harlan would have no trouble turning a dedicated would-be nurse into a determined Hollywood starlet. At least that’s what Phil Harlan thought …

Headline Nurse

Title: Headline Nurse
Author: Phyllis Ross
Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available

His signature runs down her left sleeve.

“I’m a nurse! Not a woman!” She kept repeating the words to herself as she looked down at Pete’s broken body. His shirt was in rags, one trouser was ripped from ankle to knee, and there was a terrible gash on his forehead. She took out bandages and antiseptic and began to dress the wounds—all the time trying to forget that the battered man was the one she loved. The others in the clinic had turned their backs for a moment. She leaned down quickly and brushed her lips against his bruised cheek. “Oh, my darling,” she cried softly, “My poor darling.”

Beauty Contest Nurse

Title: Beauty Contest Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1973
Illustrator: Allan Kass

When tawny-eyed nurse Maria MacKenzie sought to escape the routine and regimentation of the Veterans’ Hospital, she never expected anything like her job at a luxurious resort hotel in Acapulco. Assigned to the girls in the Miss All-America Beauty Contest, Maria soon discovered that her feminine attributes as a lovely young woman were more important than her nursing skill—especially with Dick Trevor, the attractive newspaperman covering the contest. Dr. Mitch Gilbert, her handsome, informal boss, was another surprise; as was Andrew Fisher, the powerful, red-headed doctor who was so mysteriously involved behind the scenes. One of these men would change the course of Maria’s life. Caught up in the heady excitement of her glamorous surroundings, could she trust her heart to make a wise choice…?

Night Nurse

Title: Night Nurse
Author: Fern Shepard
Publisher: Avon
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Victor Kalin
Review available

His signature is in the lower-right corner.

Nurse Kitty Casey’s personal concern for her young patient alienated the boy’s domineering mother who demanded Kitty’s removal from the case. While Doctor Tom Barbour understood Kitty’s feeling for the boy, he had no alternative but to order her reassignment. If she protested, it would mean dismissal from the hospital. But Tom Barbour had never met anyone quite like this spirited redhead. How different Kitty was from his own coldly self-centered fiancee. There was no denying the attraction Nurse Casey held for him, even as she challenged him in a dramatic clash of wills.