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Mary Ellis, Student Nurse

by Hope Newell (1958)
Mary Ellis, Student Nurse

Mary Ellis, the young Negro heroine of “A Cap for Mary Ellis,” is now in her second year of nursing school.

The work is harder and more time consuming than Mary Ellis or her classmates could have imagined. But despite their fierce schedule the second-year students have time to come to know their little sisters, to solve the minor dormitory mystery, and to grow and mature in many ways.

Mary Ellis learns much about herself through her work at the hospital. She faces several crises with varying degrees of success, is influential in arranging an operation and an adoption, and makes many new friends.

Hope Newell is well qualified to write about the field of nursing. Added to her factual knowledge is a deep perception and sensitivity to youth and humanity in general. “Mary Ellis, Student Nurse” is the story of a young girl working with love and dedication at her chosen career, and gaining insight and understanding of herself and the world.

Masquerade Nurse

by Jane Converse (1963)
Masquerade Nurse

Behind her was a shattered career, and broken hopes. Now she was living a false life, lying desperately to the man she loved.

Kathy Barrett awoke in a hospital bed…

When the lovely nurse opened her eyes she remembered the sickening skid, the crash, and nothing else. How did she get there; where were her friends Jim and Lynne? She struggled to speak, to ask questions of the handsome young doctor who stood at her bedside and who looked so much like Jim Stratton. His eyes were concerned, his voice tender as he spoke. “It’s all right, Lynne,” he said. “You’re going to be all right now, Lynne…”

This stirring novel is the story of a nurse who is the sole survivor of an automobile accident, a nurse who borrows the identity of her dead friend to find a new home and escape a threatening past, a nurse who lives a life of painful lies while she falls deeply in love with a dedicated young doctor.

Medical Center

by Faith Baldwil (1939)
Medical Center

This is the story of one of the most fascinating kinds of modern communities — a great city hospital. Within these walls live doctors, young and old, nurses, technicians, and patients of all varieties. Their lives are tuned to the rhythm of birth and death, and to the countless intense dramas that lie between.

Here is Dr. Bullard, who considered money a sin and refused to concede that a debutante could actually enjoy working in a hospital. Here is Jimmy Davenport, who fell in love with his floor nurse; here is the mysterious “Mrs. Smith” whose doctor had told her that the best place to hide is in the biggest hospital in the biggest city in the country. Here are diagnosticians, nurses interns, dietctians, clinical aids, and a host of patients.

Deftly, sympathetically, and with sure knowledge, Miss Baldwin tells of the lives of the inhabitants of this strange modern kind of community. She tells of the nurse whose yearning for romance is stifled by requirements of duty; of the doctor whose ideals conflict with his needs; of the sick child, the millionaire intern, the too-pretty patient. The fascinating world of a great metropolitan hospital comes alive in this many charactered novel.

Millionaire Nurse

by Katherine Foreman (1965)
Millionaire Nurse

Would her riches destroy her? — An exciting romance of medicine and high society.


is a fortune any way you look at it. And that’s what penniless young Andrea Corbury discovered she’d inherited — just minutes after receiving the R.N. degree she’d struggled so long for.

Andrea faced a hard and fateful decision. Would she practice the profession she was dedicated to? Or would she live the life of a gay society heiress — and earn the scorn of the handsome young doctor who loved her?

Miss Pinkerton, Adventures of a Nurse Detective

by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1914)
Miss Pinkerton, Adventures of a Nurse Detective

“Think it over, those of you who have something to conceal — are you certain that the soft-walking, starched young woman to whom in your weakness you talked so freely — are you sure it was not myself?”

Mary Roberts Rinehart is a master of suspense and the favorite author of millions of readers. Here is her most exciting heroine, Miss Pinkerton, nurse detective, who lives by the motto: “Doctor’s orders first and my own judgement next.” These four stories are written with such charm, wit, and with such feeling of excitement that Miss Pinkerton may soon walk off the pages of the book and onto a TV screen.