Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Bern Smith

Title: Love ... the Surgeon
Author: Hilda Pressley
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: ©1961
Illustrator: Bern Smith 

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner. 

Badly hurt by an unhappy love affair, Sister Beth Anderson tried to avoid further disaster by adopting an aloof coldness toward men. Would the kindly consultant, Owen Hastings, make her change her mind—or, as she became unwillingly attracted to the philandering R.S.O., Andrew Longford, would history repeat itself?

Jack Harman

Title: Love the Physician
Author: Hilda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: ©1960
Illustrator: Jack Harman

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner. 

Doctor Laura Travers had always mothered and taken charge of her young sister, and when an unfortunate episode threatened to ruin Jacquel’ne's life she was only too willing to give up her job in London and help her sister to make a fresh start. So they retreated to a remote Norfolk village, where things at last seemed to be soring themselves out—but would they ever be able to escape from the past forever?

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mort Rosenfeld

Title: Volunteer Nurse
Author: Arlene J. Fitzgerald
Published: May 1967, ©1967
Publisher: Avon
Illustrator: Mort Rosenfeld

He is credited on the copyright page. 

Why had she really come to Silver Creek? She knew she wanted to help people in distress. Was being a nurse the best way? Was it the way to escape Ron? Now she would have to find the answers for two other people: the man who had stolen her heart and the one who had claimed it. 

Mort Engel

Title: Reach for Tomorrow
Author: Georgia Craig 
Published: ©1960|
Publisher: Avon
Illustrator: Mort Engel

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

When Claire Frazier turned in her candy-striped probationers uniform for a pin reading Registered Nurse, she knew she owed a debt to those who had made her happiness possible. At once she set out to pay off her obligation with interestand with love. To her patients, Claire gave time and understanding and the skill of her hands. To her fiancé, Dr. Richard Massey, she gave the devotion and tenderness of her heart. And both mocked her, abusing her good intentions. Disillusioned and burning with shame, Claire had to pick up and mend the pieces of her broken heart. The scene of Claires reunion with life and love is a world cruise. Among the fellow passengers who changed her life are the attractive second officer, a detective, a confidence artist, and a romantic teenager. And the ports of call on her emotion-filled voyage include a visit with a would-be suicide, a ship-wide search for a strangely missing passenger, and an expensive game of cards which might have been dishonest. 

Jo Polseno

Title: Mollie Sloan Special Nurse 
Author: Millicent Morgan
Publisher: Permabooks
Published: January 1963, ©1962
Illustrator: Jo Polseno

His signature is on the middle left-hand side of the page.

Mollie Sloan, R.N., was a good nurse, so good in fact that a group of doctors from the hospital where shed trained used her exclusively on their most difficult cases. She had a nice apartment, money in the bank, friends galore, but something was deeply troubling Mollie. It came to a head when Eric Hart, a young concert pianist at the peak of his career, was admitted to the hospital. His right hand was completely paralyzed, though organically there was nothing the matter with it. Dr. Paul Desmond, his doctor, immediately put Mollie on the case. But in the end it was more than curing Eric so that he might return to his career. For in the process Mollie discovered that she must make one of the most difficult choices of her young life. It involved not only her work, which she loved, but two men. The trouble was that it seemed to her she was in love with them both!

Mort Engel

Title: Tread Softly, Nurse Scott!
Author: Marilyn Ross (pseud. W.E.B. Ross)
Publisher: Paperback Library 
Published: October 1966, ©1966
Illustrator: Mort Engel

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner. 

Nurse Judy Scott alone knows that Dr. Graham Holland, chief surgeon of the hospital where she works, has made a terrible mistake. Because of his error, a patient may die. Only one person believes Judy—Dr. John Randall, her fiancé. But for reasons of his own, Dr. Randall refuses to do anything. He even threatens to end their romance if Judy exposes Dr. Holland’s mistake. With her future and her patient’s life at stake, Judy faces her most crucial decision as a nurse—and as a woman.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

David Attie

Title: Doctor Kim
Author: Lucy Agnes Hancock
Publisher: Bantam
Published: July 1948, ©1947
Illustrator: David Attie

He is credited opposite the title page.

Jill was with him when he suffered so much—but Sylvia wrote to him.
Jill inspired him to take over the rest home—but Sylvia was his playmate.
Jill gave him hope and vision for the future—but Sylvia was his fiancee.
Jill had courage and confidence—but Sylvia was beautiful.
How much more than a nurse would Jill have to be?