Archive for the ‘medical authors’ Category

The midwife

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Aside from being a nurse, I am also a midwife. I have some collections of medical novels and books.
My midwife friend told me that I should read this book entitled THE MIDWIFE by Gay Courter. Finally I found it in a small bookshop. A novel that I can relate with. This is not an ordinary book for me because I myself is a midwife. I have been looking for this book for a long time. This is a surging powerful and poignant novel of a courageous and dedicated woman, and of many people whose lives she touched, will move you to tears – tears of pain and sorrow – tears of pride and joy. I really like it.

It is a story of a young beautiful midwife who was driven by a passion to help other women bring their babies safely into the world. Every expectant mother she attended, from Russian noblewomen to prostitutes, revealed to her the perils and triumphs of her profession. She fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training. She fought her own doubts and fears as she plunged into a forbidden love affair and an even more odds facing a Jewish immigrant and the bitter hostility of male doctors in turn-of-the country New York. She fought her burning dreams and desires. She fought and she won. A ‘must read’ book. It recreates a whole world of striving, of love, of lust, of life, death and birth.

Reinvents the Medical thriller

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Being a nurse gives me the passion to read medical novels. I really like to read Medical novels since I can relate it. For the past few years, I have been collecting medical pocketbooks.

One the books that I like is called NATURAL CAUSES by Michael Palmer. It is about a certain doctor races to a hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn’t know that two other women have already died under horrifying identical circumstances. And so it begins her own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only thing these three women have in common. Soon she is fighting to save her career, her reputation – her life. For she’s certain there must be some unknown factor linking these women, and as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone will do anything even murder to keep a devastating secret.

This book is one of the most thrilling book I ever read. As Library Journal commented, “ It reinvents the medical thriller.”