by Paterson, Anne (pseud. for Anne Frances Einselen)
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. [light dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise a nice clean book with no significant wear; jacket has some minor wrinkling along top edge of front panel, a couple of tiny closed edge-tears]. Very uncommon medically-themed novel, telling "the story of the making, disillusionment and regeneration of John Leyton, a young obstetrician -- his early childhood, dominated by a pompous grandfather; his years of training; his worship of Dr. Michael Strong, 'The Chief,' with whom he is associated; his early disappointment in love; his breakdown; and finally -- through the loyalty and love a girl who understands him better than he understands himself -- his comeback, with the promise of permanent adjustment ahead." (Description courtesy of the Tell the Whole Plot School of Jacket-blurb Writing.) According to the Temple University libraries website (where the author's papers are held, and from which the following is summarized), she was "born in Philadelphia in 1900 and was educated at Girls High School; not attending college. She developed scoliosis at age 13, untreated with modern medicine, but led an active working life serving first as medical secretary to Dr. Edmund B. Piper at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital." [This novel was based on that experience.] She was on the staff of the Ladies Home Journal from 1943 to 1962, starting as an editor's secretary and eventually being appointed head of the magazine's 'Story-Discovery' Department. She subsequently worked as a senior editor at Chilton Books in Philadelphia, while continuing her own dual career as a writer and literary agent. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 21890)
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