Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nurse Craig

Title: Nurse Craig
Author: Isabel Cabot
Publisher: Ace (#D-532)
Published: ©1957
Illustrator: Martin Koenig

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner, and the original art is attributed to him.

Toni Craig, student nurse at Riveredge Hospital, wanted no part of Chad Barlow. He had the reputation of being a wolf; besides, her ideal was Dr. Matt Nicoll, a brilliant, ambitious young surgeon at the hospital. But Chad refused to be discouraged even after her engagement to Matt. And then Toni began hearing disturbing rumors about her fiancé. They were saying he would stop at nothing to get ahead. And so she faced a new heart-twisting question. Could she marry a successful doctor whose practices she couldn't respect?

Research Nurse

Title: Research Nurse
Author: Florence Stuart
Publisher: Macfadden Books (#50-433)
Copyright: 1968
Illustrator: Martin Koenig
Review available

The original art for this cover is attributed to Martin Koenig.

Nurse Sue Brinkley’s life had seemed complete in the arms of handsome Dr. Luke Connor. But the time came for her to prove her love—when a man from her past pleaded for her help and her heart. She went to him—and suddenly her life was torn by fear and terror.

Big City Nurse

Title: Big City Nurse
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: Macfadden (#40-117)
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustration magazine, issue #3, page 42, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator.

“What’s the matter?” he asked. “Is Anne making passes at your young man?”“I don’t know what you mean,” Nurse Linette Stokes stammered. “Besides, he’s not my young man.”
“But you like him, don’t you?” she was accused.
“Certainly I like him. He’s—he’s a fine young doctor,” she flushed. But her heart was heavy and her thoughts kept returning to the picture of Anne’s lovely, laughing face lifted to Dr. Powell’s admiring eyes.

Calling Nurse Linda

Title: Calling Nurse Linda
Author: Patti Stone
Publisher: Ace (#F-122)
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustration magazine, issue #3, page 42, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator.

Cruise Nurse

Title: Cruise Nurse
Author: Joan Sargent
Publisher: Ace #F-101
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustrator magazine, issue #3, page 42, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator for this cover.

Student Nurse

Title: Student Nurse
Author: Renee Shann
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1941
Illustrator: Gerald B. Gregg

Illustration magazine, issue #9, page 69, lists Gerald Gregg as the illustrator.

When lovely young Shirley Davidson ran away from her tyrannical father, fate (and the kindness of Matron Anna Marsden) fulfilled her lifelong dream-she became a student nurse. — Then, as if she weren't already bursting with happiness, she fell in love — But there were complications (and heartbreak) ahead. For hamdsome Dr. Gerald Trent, though irresistibly drawn to Shirley, was already engaged to Anna MarsdenAnd Shirley would rather die than to do anything to hurt the woman she worshipped, who had given her her first chance for a decent life.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nurse Tennant

Title: Nurse Tennant
Author: Elizabeth Hoy
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1960
Illustrator: Jack Harman
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Nurse Sally Tennant entered the Matron’s cosy sitting-room in St. Winifred’s Nurses’ Home. She was sitting at her neat writing desk, one business-like ear pressed into the telephone. “Yes, Yes,” she was saying. “A good sailor: Yes, of course that would be essential. Naturally I will send someone capable of assuming entire responsibility. Passport? Yes, I’ll see that her passport is in order. Anything else? You’d like her to be along tomorrow afternoon. Yes, I have a most excellent nurse free at the moment.” Miss Hines hung up the receiver and peered at Sally’s interested face over her spectacles. “Did you want me, Matron?” Sally asked breathlessly. Good sailor, she was thinking wildly. Passport … boat sailing the day after tomorrow! It couldn’t be true that words like these could have anything to do with a case of nursing! But it was true. The steamship “Morning Glory” was setting out on a southern sunshine cruise and their nursing sister had fallen ill at the last moment. Thus Sally found herself with the most interesting nursing assignment she could have imagined. And much to her surprise the Assistant Surgeon turned out to be an old acquaintance, Dr. Jimmy Dykell …

Emergency Nurse

Title: Emergency Nurse
Author: Anne Lorraine
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1955
Illustrator: Jack Harman
Review available

His signature, though cut in half, is at the bottom of the page.

Love and a career, ambition and security, often pull in different directions, and it is not easy for the young to sort out their claims. It was particularly difficult for Nurse Gina Delham, haunted as she was by the thought of her parents’ unhappy marriage. How was she to choose between the different paths set before her?

Psychiatric Nurse

Title: Psychiatric Nurse
Author: Fern Shepard
Publisher: Magnum Books
Copyright: 1967
Illustrator: Armand Weston
Review available

The signature on this cover (enlarged)








is similar to that of a known Armand Weston cover, The Warriors of Day by James Blish, published by Lancer Books, #73-580.

Nurse Tracy Ross had many reasons for going home. Her mother needed her … and she needed a rest from the terrible strain she had been under. But her welcome was marred by the shocking realization that you can’t go home again. The problems she fled were neither as immediate nor as difficult as the ones she faced now. Back in her home town, she found herself working with a doctor with whom she had once been violently in love. That was hard enough in itself … but even more difficult was the terrible secret she carried within her breast. Ethically, she could not reveal it … but if she kept it hidden, many lives were doomed to tragedy!

Nurse at the Fair

Title: Nurse at the Fair
Author: Dorothy Cole
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1971
Illustrator: Allan Kass
Review available

His signature runs along her forearm.

Pretty, auburn-haired Merilee Maxwell was happy in her position as nurse and in her love for tall, red-haired Dr. Kendall Ryder to whom she was secretly engaged. But suddenly the serenity of her world was threatened when TV-Western star Tex Howard was admitted to the hospital after being injured in a mysterious accident. Tex was dangerously attractive, and the way he set about working his charm on Merilee was enough to turn any girl’s head. It wasn’t until she was caught in an explosive incident at the local fair that Merilee realized just how dangerous was her relationship with the handsome singing cowboy. She had followed her heart and it had led her into trouble. Had she gone too far to turn back … ?

Leota Foreman, R.N.

Title: Leota Foreman, R.N.
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: Macfadden
Copyright: 1957
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustration Magazine, issue #3, pages 42-3, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator of this cover.

“I wonder what happens south of Washington Square?” That’s what vacation-bound Leota Foreman, pretty New York nurse, wanted to find out … Little did she guess how much intrigue and excitement were waiting for her in Poinsettia City, Florida. First there was Dr. Gray MacKenzie, handsome and capable … but so unfriendly. And red-haired, debonair Mitch Adcock, the local lawyer … But where did Mallory Mabry, beautiful and much-married, fit into the picture? Leota finally learned the secret behind Dr. MacKenzie’s bitterness—and with it, the answer to her own heart’s questions.

The New Nurses

Title: The New Nurses
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Dell Candlelight
Copyright: 1970
Illustrator: Edrien King
Review available

Her signature is at the bottom of the desk in the lower right-hand corner.

Lynn Lawrence and Bobbi Wagner vowed to forget Chicago and devote themselves entirely to their nursing careers. Lynn was white, Bobbi, black, and Quiet Fairview General Hospital seemed an “island of contentment” until … Dr. Paul Hamilton appeared and charmingly, persistently, he began to break down Lynn’s resistance. Despite the memory of a shattered romance, Lynn knew she was beginning to fall in love again. While for Bobbi the attentions of handsome sax-player DeVore Johnson, were proving to be more of a distraction than she had planned. And just when she thought she had really left the ghetto behind, brother Johnny showed up in Fairview looking for trouble. Then a supervisor’s job opened up that both girls desperately wanted. Too late they realized that this sort of competition would threaten their careers, their friendships and their love affairs.

My Surgeon Neighbor

Title: My Surgeon Neighbour
Author: Jane Arbor
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Bern Smith
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

When Nurse Sarah Sanstead inherited an old house in the country and decided to turn it into a convalescent home for children, she did not guess the complications which would ensue. Her new neighbour, the surgeon Oliver Mansbury, wanted the house as an extension for his next-door nursing home, and did not hesitate to express his scepticism about Sarah’s plans: “Aren’t you really only waiting to be collected as some man’s wife, the mother of his children?” Sarah was indignant. But little did she realize that a time would come when she would hope against hope that she might become Oliver Mansbury’s wife and the mother of his children.

Nora Was a Nurse

Title: Nora Was a Nurse
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: Unibook
Copyright: 1953
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustration Magazine, issue #3, pages 42-3, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator for this title published by Macfadden, issue numbers 35-107 and 35-121; this is the same illustration, though with some of the background cropped out.

“Your reasons for coming to Shellville are your own affair and I have no desire to know them,” Nurse Nora Courtney told the new young doctor—but she knew she lied both to him and to herself. Everything about Doctor Owen Baird interested her for she knew she was hopelessly and passionately in love with him. And when beautiful Lillian Halstead set her cap for the young doctor, Nora realized she must make him see her as a desirable woman as well as an efficient nurse. How Nora achieved her purpose and what these three handsome young people made of their lives is thrilling reading, growing to an unexpected and satisfying climax.

Town Nurse—Country Nurse

Title: Town Nurse—Country Nurse
Author: Marjorie Lewty
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1970
Illustrator: Bern Smith
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

After a disastrous love affair, Kate had felt she never wanted to live in the country again, and firmly turned herself into a town girl. So when her dental surgeon boss suggested that she help out, temporarily, a colleague of his in a small country town, she was determined to stay there no longer than was necessary…

Dr. Jane’s Choice

Title: Dr. Jane’s Choice
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Bantam
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: John W. Scott
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner of the book.

To hundreds of thousands of readers, Doctor Jane Langford (later briefly married to the Reverend Bill Latham) is the most beloved heroine in all medical romance literature. Sternly incorruptible, but often hesitant as she chooses what is right and what is desirable—a gifted surgeon and general practitioner, but a woman first and foremost—Doctor Jane strikes an answering chord in every reader’s heart, for Jane is more than a dedicated professional, she is a woman needing masculine strength and love. In this present novel, Jane is faced with the most important choice of her life—how she reaches that choice makes for one of Adeline McElfresh’s most engrossing novels.

County Nurse

Title: County Nurse
Author: Peggy Dern
Publisher: Macfadden
Copyright: 1956
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

Illustration Magazine, issue number 3, pages 42-3, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator for this cover.

County nurse Beth Mason was young, beautiful, dedicated to her work and deeply in love. Doctor Cary Latham was bored by his patients and resentful that he must spend three years in a backwoods community. Yet they had to work together and the surprising climax to the conflict between them leads to a love story of truly dramatic impact.

Nurse of the Midnight Sun

Title: Nurse of the Midnight Sun
Author: Mary Collins Dunne
Publisher: Airmont
Copyright: 1973
Illustrator: Edrien King
Review available

Her signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Cory Hanson didn’t consider herself a man-chaser, but it was six months since her fiancé, Paul Farron, had left Oregon for an engineering job with the Trask Valley project in Alaska—and she missed him! After writing Paul that she was flying out for a vacation, she gave up her apartment and her hospital job and boarded the plane for Kovarik. Once she reached the small sawmill town of Datlow Springs, Cory had to wait two weeks for Paul’s arrival. When he finally showed up, it was with the overwhelming news that he had just gotten married. Though Cory wanted nothing more than to return to Oregon immediately, an accident at the mill changed her plans—and laid the foundation for a surprising turn of events in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Surgical Nurse

Title: Surgical Nurse
Author: Florence K. Palmer
Publisher: Monarch Books
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available

He is credited on the copyright page.

It was love at first sight when Surgical Nurse Sloane McBain met Dr. Vince Alvord, senior resident and head surgeon at Mercy Hospital. The prospect of working side by side with the brilliant, young surgeon was exciting—until Sloane learned he was engaged to socialite Valerie Cosgrove, a very jealous and possessive woman. Sloane knew she had to hide her feelings for Vince if she was to continue assisting him in the operating room. But how was a girl supposed to control her emotions when she worked so closely with the man who filled all her thoughts? Sloane knew she had to find the answer to her dilemma before it interfered with her duty as a nurse—and her integrity as a woman.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Surgical Call

Title: Surgical Call
Author: Margaret E. Sangster
Publisher: Triangle Books
Copyright: 1942
Illustrator: Gilbert Darling
Review available

The signature in the lower left-hand corner is similar to other known Gilbert Darling works, such as Slug It Slay! and others posted at the site 100 Years of Illustration and Design by Paul Giambarda.

Charity Standish was a doctor—but she was also a woman, and a very attractive one. She could perform a difficult operation with skill and battle death with the finesse that she displayed at the bridge table, but she sometimes found it difficult to dissect human emotions, and soul surgery wasn’t always easy! On the same evening Charity met Gregory Wheelock, stock broker, and Dr. Hugh Evans, who was her Chief-of-Staff at the Cathcart Memorial Hospital. Both men fell in love with Charity, and she, oddly enough, cared for both of them. Gregory was a good pal, a playmate for her leisure hours. Hugh was a man whose work she could admire; and his strange silences and awkward attempts at love-making stirred her deeply. Moreover, he understood her ambitious and was proud of her skill, whereas Gregory believed that doctoring was a man’s profession and that a woman’s place was in the home. The balance was swinging in favor of Hugh when unexpected and dramatic things began to happen. Surgical Call? To doctors on a hospital staff that term applied to emergency duties. To Charity, Surgical Call meant much more. It meant the pull between a profession and love.

Surgeon’s Nurse

Title: Surgeon’s Nurse
Author: Ann Gilmer
Publisher: Dell Candlelight
Copyright: 1969
Illustrator: George Wilson
Working with Dr. Clay Burke was a supreme challenge for any nurse—but for lovely young Jill Rowley, the job meant much more. She was head over heels in love with the brilliant and handsome surgeon, and Clay responded in kind. But he was a widower, with a bitterly jealous teen-aged daughter, and the marriage kept being put off. Jill felt trapped in a dead-end love, and the attentions of dashing Dr. Greg Bonnel grew hard to resist. Then one wintery night a car accident placed a famous Senator and his young secretary on the operating table—and amid tragedy, scandal and intrigue, Jill painfully discovered where a nurse’s highest loyalty lay, and what were the true needs of her own beleaguered heart.

The signature in the lower right-hand corner of this book (enlarged, below)







is similar to the signature of a known work by George Wilson:

Nurses of the Tourist Service

Title: Nurses of the Tourist Service
Author: Gladys Fullbrook
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Bern Smith
Review available

His signature runs up the bottom left-hand corner.

Just as Paula had passed her nursing and midwifery finals, her fiancé backed out of their engagement, and to try to recover from the blow she wanted to get away from everything. Accompanied by her loyal friend Rosalind, she joined the Tasmanian Tourist Nursing Service. Her efforts were rewarded, for, in that smiling apple-blossom island, she found a new life, and a greater happiness than she had ever known.

Silent Heart

Title: Silent Heart
Author: Louise Ellis
Publisher: Harlequin
Copyright: 1970
Illustrator: Bern Smith
Review available

His signature runs up the bottom lefthand side.

Young Nurse Sara Danley was too kind-hearted for her own good—and was it worth it, when all her good nature seemed to be doing for her was losing her one boy-friend after another?

TV Nurse

Title: TV Nurse
Author: Patti Carr
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Robert Abbett
Review available.

His signature runs across her right shoulder.

At $300 a week no job could be all bad. Anne Osgood’s new position as medical consultant to Arthur Howard’s projected TV special on Buttrick Hospital was a far cry from scrubbing in with Dr. Lee Vaughan on Surgery 1. She was no longer the dedicated nurse working with the doctor she loved. The thrill was gone. Lee’s own fierce ambition had brought about Anne’s disillusionment—which led her straight to Arthur, who offered all that money could buy. Was it enough to sway an uncertain heart?

Big City Nurse

Title: Big City Nurse
Author: Jane Highmore
Publisher: Permabooks
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Jerry Allison
Review available here.

His signature runs alongside the stethoscope.

For a few seconds they stood silently, then Alex tilted Marcia’s head back and kissed her with a demanding force unlike anything she had ever experienced. His urgent demands aroused in her heart a fire that could be quenched only by meeting his ardor with her own. Rapturously Marcia gave herself up to his embrace. He laughed huskily. “And to think I wanted a malleable little wife!” And still there was a nagging doubt deep within her heart. Was this what she wanted—to marry a Fifth Avenue doctor, to give up her own career? Yet Alex was everything she had ever dreamed—handsome, wealthy, intelligent. What was it that sometimes bothered her so deeply, even when she was in his arms?

Nurses Marry Doctors


Title: Nurses Marry Doctors
Author: Maud McCurdy Welch
Publisher: Airmont Books
Copyright: 1956
Illustrator: Edrien King

Her signature is at the bottom of the page.

Besides being young and attractive, Julian Paige was a brilliant surgeon. He also believed that no doctor should ever marry. To Nurse Linda Stephens, already in love with him, this was not only an exasperating obstacle. It was a challenge. Though Phil Manley, also on the staff at Bennett Memorial, was ready to slip a ring on Linda’s finger, the pretty nurse could see herself saying “I do” only standing next to the handsome Julian. What made Julian change his mind was a triangle—a most unusual kind of triangle.

Surfing Nurse

Title: Surfing Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1971
Illustrator: Allan Kass
Review available

His signature runs along her left hand.

“Too good to be true!” was how Nurse Kara Simmon felt about her temporary assignment away from St. Mark’s. For she was on Surfari with the American Surfing Team as team nurse and as top competitor in the World Championships in Australia. And now this halcyon dream is abruptlly shattered as she finds herself pulled by conflicting desires more turbulent and dangerous than the pounding surf … Caught between two men—brothers in name only. Surgeon/surfer Paul Denning, blond, handsome, coolly professional—who seems more interested in her skills than in herself as a woman. And Ross, the professional surfer—wild, headstrong, his animal magnetism undeniable… In conflict between the same, familiar world of nursing and an exciting new world of the professional surfer’s endless summers on the beaches of the world.

Nurse Jean’s Strange Case

Title: Nurse Jean’s Strange Case
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 1970
Illustrator: Charles Gehm
Review available

His signature is in the shrubbery in the lower righthand corner.
Nurse Jean Reese took her new job at Webb House with some misgivings. The somber old mansion at Shadow Lake was a house of menace. Each of its occupants seemed to have a secret life—a private, closely hidden world not to be shared. In Jean’s life, too, there was a secret: a lost love which had left her sick at heart. For a time, things seemed as hopeless as they were frightening—until, one day, an exciting stranger appeared at Webb House. And Jean once again knew the brightness and warmth of love.

Nurse in Crisis

Title: Nurse in Crisis
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1966
Illustrator: Marilyn Conover
Review available

Her signagure runs along the nurse’s left hand.

Sherry Allen’s roommate, Nurse Melinda Collins, spent her nights sobbing and her days drinking—pursued by a shameful secret, by the inescapable consequences of a moment of heedless passion. It was only when the unhappy girl attempted a desperate way out of her trouble that Sherry learned the cause of her friend’s anguish was a man. It was then that Sherry realized that she, too, must face up to a crisis of the heart. Before it was too late, the young nurse had to choose: settle for security … or, like Melinda, take a reckless gamble on love.

Doctor Diane’s Decision

Title: Doctor Diane’s Decision
Author: Ruby L. Radford
Publisher: Airmont Books
Copyright: 1961
Illustrator: Len Goldberg

Since her teens, Diane Maxwell’s devouring ambition had been to become a physisicn. Midway in her studies, however, Diane decided to be a surgeon and now, in her third year of residency at Edmunds Hospital, she looked forward to the day when she would work with the famed Dr. Roger Fulton. It was a fine spring day when Hal Fulton, Dr. Roger’s son, came back to town—to upset the well-ordered course Diane had plotted for herself. For Hal, eager to make Diane his bride, was also toying with the idea of forsaking medicine and following a career in the theatre. This pervasive interest of Hal’s was to bring Diane to the attention of a brilliant young playwright—and lead her to two important decisions.

Confidential Nurse

Title: Confidential Nurse
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Permabook
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Jo Polseno
Review available

Linn looked over at the man in the bed. He was lying with his face turned to the wall. He was asleep, she thought, or in pain, because he did not turn his head when they came in. Dr. Jacoby bent over the bed. “Awake or alseep?” he asked, bending over the patient. “Ah, not asleep. I brought your nurse. A pretty girl with a pretty name. Linn. Linn Morgan.” Linn stood beside Dr. Jacoby, leaned forward and held out her hand. On her face waas the smile of welcome, of cheer, the smile that was automatic. The man lying there turned his head. Linn stood with her hand still outstretched, the smile frozen on her lips. She stood paralyzed for the eternity of a moment, aware of Dr. Jacoby’s startled look. The man in the bed was Ronald Adair!

Jane Arden Registered Nurse

Title: Jane Arden Registered Nurse
Author: Kathleen Harris
Publisher: Popular Library
Copyright: 1956
Illustrator: Victor Kalin

His signature is above her left shoulder.

For three years Jane Arden had put her career before the only man she'd ever wanted. And now, when she was ready to combine the two, she discovered that this high-flying jet pilot had his head in the clouds, and his eyes on another girl. Jane had always claimed that a nurse was also a woman. Now she would have to prove it ...

Nurse Kathy

Title: Nurse Kathy
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Permabooks
Copyright: 1956
Illustrator: Clark Hulings
Review available.

His signature is in the lower left corner.

Kathy was young, beautiful and too busy to marry. The hospital was her whole life, until one night a near-dying man was brought into the emergency ward. Suddenly it mattered terribly to Kathy that the stranger live. A perplexing secret was locked in by the stranger’s amnesia. And the mystery deepened when a brutal attack on this patient almost cost Kathy her life, too. Someone now wanted them both to die … From the corridors of a busy hospital comes this dramatic story of a young nurse who learned to combine love with the excitement of a challenging career.

Backstage Nurse

Title: Backstage Nurse
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet
Copyright: 1969
Illustrator: David Blossom
Review available

His signature is on the nurse’s shoulder.

Nurse Laverne Banks had never tapped a toe nor sung a song onstage, but Dr. Eric McLory was performing in the hospital talent show, so she joined the cast to be near him. When she met Dr. Phillip Hume at the tryouts and agreed to accept his wife as a private patient, the music and laughter at rehearsals became a counterpoint to tears and turmoil on duty, and the stage setting a backdrop for a real-life drama.