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 ...