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



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:417  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Medical novels, Satire, Satirical literature, Satirical literature


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:151  Date:1984 - 2013  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Novels, Forensic fiction, Novels


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:201  Date:2007 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Medical novels


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.

Editions:488  Date:1000 - 2017  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Medical novels



by:Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

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

Editions:318  Date:1989 - 2017  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


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:133  Date:1989 - 2016  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Legal stories, Medical novels


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:82  Date:2010 - 2015  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Legal stories, Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery 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:165  Date:1994 - 2016  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Medical fiction, Medical fiction, Detective and mystery 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:100  Date:1990 - 2011  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Medical novels, Legal stories, Novels, Forensic fiction


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