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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:522  Date:1962 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Medical novels, Allegories, Satire


Point of origin

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.

Editions:179  Date:1998 - 2018  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Legal stories



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:419  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Medical novels, Satire, Medical fiction, Satirical literature, 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:199  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:119  Date:1984 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Novels


Port mortuary

by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

When Scarpetta examines a young man' body, she discovers stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked insider 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:88  Date:2010 - 2015  Genre(s):Legal stories, Medical fiction, Medical novels, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American


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, 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. 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 the session of the Soviet Writers' Secretariat, and an afterword by Vladimir Petrov. During February and March of 1955, several men pass through the men's cancer ward in a Soviet hospital.

Editions:338  Date:1968 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political 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:89  Date:2006 - 2017  Genre(s):Medical novels, Domestic fiction, Medical fiction



by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

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

Editions:275  Date:1989 - 2017  Genre(s):Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery 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:76  Date:2008 - 2015  Genre(s):Medical novels, Pastoral fiction, Medical fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction


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