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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

by:Kesey, Ken

The struggle for power between a head nurse and a male patient in a mental institution leads to a climax of hate, violence and death.

Editions:523  Date:1962 - 2018  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:433  Date:1900 - 2019  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:198  Date:2007 - 2018  Genre(s):Medical novels, Domestic 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:105  Date:1984 - 2011  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Novels, Forensic fiction



by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

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

Editions:271  Date:1989 - 2017  Genre(s):Medical novels, Detective and mystery fiction, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Mystery fiction


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:82  Date:2006 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Medical fiction, Medical novels, Domestic fiction, Medical 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:79  Date:2008 - 2013  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction


From Potter's field

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

In New York, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner, matches wits with a sadistic killer who operates in the subway tunnels. After killing a transit policeman he infiltrates the FBI's computers and sends her taunting messages while continuing to kill. The Central Park (New York) murder of a young, homeless woman on Christmas sends medical examiner Scarpetta, her friend Captain Marino, & her niece on a chase that ends in the subway. The sixth suspense thriller in an award-winning series finds Dr. Kay Scarpetta matching wits with a sadistic killer who infiltrates the FBI's top-secret artificial-intelligence system and closes in on Scarpetta herself.

Editions:114  Date:1994 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Detective and mystery fiction, Medical fiction, Medical 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:66  Date:1996 - 2013  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Legal stories, Medical fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


The cancer ward

by:Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008

A largely autobiographical account of a group of people who pass through the cancer wing of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. It is a vivid portrait of individuals in isolation whose collective concern is disease. Through 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.

Editions:271  Date:1968 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction


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