Sunday, March 9, 2014

Five O'Clock Surgeon

Title: Five O'Clock Surgeon
Author: Dorothy Pierce Walker
Publisher: Pocketbook #686
Published: February 1950, ©1948
Illustrator: George Porter
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He is credited on the back cover.

Dr. Stephen Lovett glanced up from the patient on the operating table. “Take a message,” he said, turning to the medical student at his side. Presently the boy reappeared, grinning. “Miss Townsend wants to remind you that the cocktail party starts at five-thirty.” Young Doctor Stephen Lovett’s doctoring hours were from 9 to 5 … no more! His fiancée, Leslie Townsend, saw to that. But then Steve met the lovely nurse, Julie Greenwood. “A doctor’s first duty is to his patients,” she said. Steve had to make a choice. Was he going to be a doctor or a playboy?

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