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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken

An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.

Editions:560  Date:1962 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Medical fiction



by:Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951

After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic. A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life.

Editions:453  Date:1900 - 2021  Genre(s):Medical novels, Satire, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Satirical literature


Still Alice : a novel

by:Genova, Lisa

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Editions:223  Date:2007 - 2021  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Medical novels, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction


Book of the dead

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens a private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself and her colleagues--Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy--confronted by a horrifying series of crimes that may have an underlying link.

Editions:128  Date:1984 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction


The cancer ward

by:Solzenicyn, Aleksandr Isaevic

A largely autobiographical account of a group of people who pass through the cancer wing of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, it is a vivid portrait of individuals in isolation whose collective concern is disease. Through the stories of patients and doctors, political prisoners and bureaucrats, the young and the old, it probes the fears and the hopes of an entire cross-section of Soviet society. Cancer Ward has been seen as a metaphor for the malignancy afflicting the Russian nation, but the moral and ethical questions it raises-about love and conscience, life and death, spiritual sorrows and triumphs-rise above their immediate political context to assure universal significance. This is the complete, unexpurgated edition translated by Nicholas Betthell and David Burg. It includes Solzhenitsyn's world-famous letters to the Fourth Congress of Soviet Writers and the Writers' Union, a transcript of the proceedings of a session of the Soviet Writers' Secretariat, and an afterword by Vladimir Petrov.

Editions:363  Date:1968 - 2020  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction



by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Dr Kay Scarpetta uses forensic medicine to try to catch the killer of five young women.

Editions:281  Date:1989 - 2020  Genre(s):Medical novels, Detective and mystery fiction, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Mystery fiction


Port mortuary

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

When Scarpetta examines a young man's body, she discovers stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler of her new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts. Various 3-D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen. These suggest the possibility of a conspiracy to cause mass casualties, and she races against time to discover who and why before more people die.

Editions:86  Date:2010 - 2014  Genre(s):Legal stories, Detective and mystery fiction, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Medical novels


Handle with care : a novel

by:Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

After her daughter contracts a fatal disease, Charlotte O'Keefe must confront some serious questions that ultimately lead to one final epiphany: what constitutes a valuable life.

Editions:97  Date:2006 - 2017  Genre(s):Medical novels, Domestic fiction, Medical fiction, Domestic fiction


Heart and soul

by:Binchy, Maeve, 1940-2012

A story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new in Ireland.

Editions:84  Date:2008 - 2015  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Medical fiction, Medical novels, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction


Cause of death

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

In Norfolk, Virginia, a reporter is killed while scuba diving in the naval yard. As she investigates, chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta uncovers a plot by a fascist militia to take over an atomic power plant.

Editions:69  Date:1996 - 2013  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Legal stories, Medical fiction


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