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Cherry Ames by
Call Number: Online access
The Cherry Ames series was originally published from 1943-1968 by Grosset & Dunlap. The mystery novels follow the life and career of Charity "Cherry" Ames.
Call Number: PS3553.O5545 C46 2017 (USG)
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
Chief resident Noah Rothauser suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during an operation and of tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London.
Publication Date: 2006-01-03
At Gillette Trauma Hospital, patients of Dr. Runyon have been dying -- all victims of a pulmonary embolus, a fatal blood clot. Journalist David Airoway has been investigating -- until he ends up a patient.
The English Patient by
Call Number: PR9199.3 .O5 E54 1999 (USG)
Publication Date: 1992-09-29
At the end of World War II, the lives of four people -- a young American nurse, her dying English patient, a handless American thief, and an Indian soldier in the British army -- intertwine in a deserted Italian villa.
Call Number: PS3603.A8684 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
A stranger's life hangs in the balance. What if you had the power to decide if she lives or dies?
Call Number: PS3603.A8684 H43 2010 (USG)
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
Claire Boehning must dust off her long-used medical expertise when her husban'd biotech venture crashes, taking everything they own with it.
Call Number: PS3552 .O495 M52 1998
Publication Date: 1998-11-08
On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of stroke. But what if -- as Sibyl's assistant later charges -- the patient wasn't already dead?
Call Number: PS3568.O7639 N87 1996 (USG)
Publication Date: 1996-02-20
"Nurses" captures all the crisis, chaos, and craziness at the front lines of a big-city hospital and women's clinic. Funny, heart-wrenching, and always entertaining.
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by
Call Number: PS3573.A797 O535 1996
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse.
Anna's Hope by
Call Number: Online access
Publication Date: 2014
Anna Galloway has arrived on the sparsely populated North Beach Peninsula in Washington State to continue her career in nursing, but there is no hospital and the only doctor, Dr. Wesley Snow, is brusque and judgemental. Anna doubts she can stay, though she knows that this is the place where her skills are very much in need. But Anna doesn't just want to be needed, she wants to be loved.