In Gay Courter’s long-awaited medical saga, brilliant and beautiful Rosalind Winters enters Cornell Medical School along with the only three other women admitted that year. Few expect her to succeed except for her champion and mentor, Alexander Sawyer. A frightening illness almost ends her career before it begins. She finds clinical excellence in a carnival sideshow, which leads her into the emerging specialty of neonatal medicine. Then forces beyond her control conspire to destroy her hopes and dreams as the Second World War begins and she has to fight for her job, her life and her love. Healing Paradise takes the spellbound reader through the rigors of medical school, the tragic lives of patients felled by the fickle fate of disease, organizing a hospital unit for war, and to the tranquil slopes of a TB sanitorium where every breath is a gift of life. Irresistible in its storytelling power, this is one of the finest medical novels set at the moment in time when new discoveries in antibiotics cured everything—except the problems of the heart.
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