Saturday, March 3, 2012

Clinic Nurse

Title: Clinic Nurse
Author: Adelaide Humphries
Publisher: Airmont Books
Published: Oct. 1963, ©1958
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

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

After three years at an exclusive girls’ school, Susan Randall decided to finish her education by taking a course in physical therapy at the University. Upon graduation, Susan threw herself wholeheartedly into her work as a physical therapist in a New York clinic. It was incidental to Susan that handsome Jon Crawford, whose small daughter was a patient at her clinic, was a very rich man. In Susan’s scheme of things, Jon was no more important than her young neighbor, Ray Farrell, disabled and embittered by a serious accident. Through her skill, perhaps she could bring Ray back to health …

Dude Ranch Nurse

Title: Dude Ranch Nurse
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Ace (#17220)
Published: ©1963
Illustrator: Charles Gehm
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Jan Gordon came to Deer River, with its dude ranches deep in the Rockies, in order to thrust aside all the unpleasant memories of the past and rediscover herself. But Jan found that as a nurse and as a woman, she couldn’t turn her back on conflict. There were two young doctors in Deer River; Jan owed loyalty to both. To Dr. Coe, Jan was bound by her conscience, but it was Dr. Lester who held her heart.

My Favorite Nurse

Title: My Favorite Nurse
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Ace (#55182)
Published: 1968
Illustrator: Charles Gehm
Review available

His signature runs along his jacket in the lower right-hand corner.

“My favorite nurse” … that’s the way Roanna Evans’ patients at Rockwell General described her. But Roanna, in turn, became so involved with her patients that, if any of them failed to recover, it was like a dagger in her heart. Dr. Bill Benton, head of the department, was in love with Roanna—but he was extremely worried about her tearful concern for her patients. So he did what he thought best: He ordered her to take a leave of absence. Roanna recovered her spirits in no time. She had taken a new job which made but few demands on her time—and even less on her emotions. Besides, her new boss was very attractive, and often took her out on dates. Suddenly an emergency erupted at Rockwell General. A frantic call went out for every available nurse. Roanna knew that Dr. Bill Benton needed her. … But could she face that ordeal again?

A Nurse Comes Home

Title: A Nurse Comes Home
Author: Ethel Hamill
Publisher: Dell Candlelight (#6506)
Published: First printing, Oct. 1969, ©1954
Illustrator: Edrien King
Review available

Her signature, though cut off, is in the lower right-hand corner.

When lovely, blonde Elizabeth Lane returned home to San Francisco, she thought she could take up her life just as it had been before. But in the three years the young nurse had been away—years spent as a prisoner of the enemy in Asia—grave changes had taken place. Handsome Doctor Marsh Carson, who had sworn to marry her, now was engaged to the ravishing, yet strangely sinister Karen Russell. Barney Jordan, who had helped Elizabeth survive her harsh captivity, now claimed a debt she felt she could never honestly repay. Then there was the rugged young newspaperman, Scott Alexander, with his probing questions and disturbing attractiveness. And Elizabeth quickly discovered that she herself was no longer the same girl who had gone away, as she struggled to find out what this new person who bore her name should do.

Arctic Nurse

Title: Arctic Nurse
Author: Dorothy Dowdell
Publisher: Dell Candlelight (#03038)
Published: Second printing, Sept. 1969, ©1966
Illustrator: Allan Kass

His signature runs along the edge of her jacket.

When beautiful, dark-haired Lori Waters came home to Alaska, she was escaping the memory of heartbreak. She had fallen in love with young Dr. Cliff Randolph, handsome, brilliant, and devil-may-care. But she had lost him, and now she desperately plunged into the excitement and challenge of her work as head nurse on difficult, peril-filled medical missions to distant Alaskan villages. Then, one day, the new doctor arrived. As he descended from the airplane, Lori felt her heart skip a beat, then start throbbing violently. It was Cliff—who now said he loved her. But could she believe him, with his mocking smile and ironic gaze? Could she trust this man who had once so cruelly betrayed her?