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A. J. Cronin (1896–1981)

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A.J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin was born in Cardross, Scotland on July 19, 1896. He was educated at the University of Glasgow Medical School and served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy during World War I. After the war, he investigated occupational diseases in the coal industry and worked as a general visa mer practitioner in Wales and London. His first novel, Hatter's Castle, written in 1931, was an immediate success, and Cronin gave up the practice of medicine to become a full-time author. Hatter's Castle was adapted into a film in 1941. His other works include Shannon's Way, The Judas Tree, A Song of Sixpence, and A Thing of Beauty. He drew on his medical background in writing his books, and his most popular character was Doctor Finlay, which provided the background for the television series, Doctor Finlay's Casebook. Many of his books were made into films including The Stars Look Down, The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom, and The Green Years. He died on January 6, 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av A. J. Cronin

Citadellet. 1 (1937) 1,148 exemplar
Himmelrikets nycklar (1941) 826 exemplar
De gröna åren (1944) 401 exemplar
Shannons väg (1948) 291 exemplar
Stjärnorna blicka ned (1935) 279 exemplar
En man är en man (1964) 254 exemplar
Den blinda gudinnan (1953) 242 exemplar
Hattmakarens borg (1931) 228 exemplar
Doktor Carrolls dilemma (1969) 202 exemplar
The Judas Tree (1961) 200 exemplar
Korsfararens grav (1956) 176 exemplar
Fången (1950) 167 exemplar
Ljuset från norr (1958) 159 exemplar
Adventures in Two Worlds (1939) 123 exemplar
Grand Canary (1933) 98 exemplar
Lady with Carnations (1976) 97 exemplar
Vigil in the Night (1939) 71 exemplar
Tre slags kärlek (1932) 70 exemplar
Sångens makt (1975) 62 exemplar
Den svarta väskan (1948) 58 exemplar
De tappra åren (1940) 46 exemplar
Dr Finlay's Casebook (2010) 33 exemplar
Infödingsdoktorn (1959) 31 exemplar
Gracie Lindsay (1978) 26 exemplar
Enchanted Snow (1972) 21 exemplar
Caleidoscopio (1946) 20 exemplar
Doctor Finlay of Tannochbrae (1978) 17 exemplar
The Innkeeper's Wife (1958) 7 exemplar
L'aventure de Bryan Harker (1970) 6 exemplar
Jupiter Laughs (1940) 6 exemplar
Una extraña muchacha (1964) 5 exemplar
Hattmakarens borg, del 1 (1974) 4 exemplar
Tutti i racconti (1971) 4 exemplar
Hatter's Castle (abridged) (1962) 3 exemplar
Hattemagerens Slot, 2 (1974) 3 exemplar
Country Doctor (2016) 2 exemplar
Traumkinder. (1989) 2 exemplar
Le porte-bonheur 1 exemplar
Deux sœurs 1 exemplar
Očistec 1 exemplar
Grønne år 1 exemplar
HATTER'S CASTLE 1 exemplar
An Irish Rose 1 exemplar
Uno strano amore. 1 exemplar
BIR ASK UGRUNA 1 exemplar
Später Sieg 1 exemplar
Geh auf den Markt. (1980) 1 exemplar
Les vertes années 1 exemplar
A Neve Apaga Tudo 1 exemplar
Viviamo ancora 1 exemplar
Den Stærkste 1 exemplar
Om weer te leven 1 exemplar
Cronin omnibus 1 exemplar
Förtrollande vidder (1977) 1 exemplar
Operationen 1 exemplar
Nellikustúlkan 1 exemplar
Aldri si aldri! 1 exemplar
Doktor Murrays Auftrag. (1995) 1 exemplar
Grønne år 1 exemplar
Les Vertes années 1 exemplar
Tri lásky 1 exemplar
La luce del nord 1 exemplar
Şahika(Citadel) 1 exemplar

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Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1971) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1956 v03 (1956) — Bidragsgivare — 35 exemplar
The Keys of the Kingdom [1944 film] (1944) — Original story — 27 exemplar
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1961 v04 (1961) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
The Citadel [1938 film] (2011) — Original story — 5 exemplar
Great Unsolved Crimes (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Reader's Digest Book Club (Anthology of Mystery and Suspense) (1959) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Best Railway Stories (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Reader's Digest 4 in 1 -The Whispering Land etc. (1962) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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I recall this was about a Catholic priest, his youth and work in China. I believe I enjoyed this book.
mykl-s | 20 andra recensioner | Aug 12, 2023 |
Las llaves del Reino relata la vida del Padre Francisco: su infancia, el trágico suceso que despertó su vocación: su labor misionera en China, en un agitado período de hambre, peste y guerra civil.
Aunque desconcertante a veces, por su peculiar carácter y su ingenuidad, el protagonista de esta novela posee una alma recta, una profunda humildad y una mezcla de energía y dulzura.
Natt90 | 20 andra recensioner | Feb 3, 2023 |
"If we go on trying to make out that everything's wrong outside the profession and everything is right within, it means the death of scientific progress."

First published in 1937 and set during the interwar years 'The Citadel' shines a light on the medical establishment in Britain at the time through the eyes of a young newly qualified Scottish doctor. Andrew Manson, takes up his first clinical post as an assistant to a GP in a small Welsh mining community where disease and poverty is rife, sanitation poor and operations are performed on kitchen tables before moving as his career progresses to the fashionable, greedy world of London with its private clinics, hypochondriac patients and rich awards. Manson arrives with a bagful of enthusiasm and idealism but soon comes face to face with the realism of his chosen profession.

Archibald Joseph Cronin was born in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, in 1896, and was destined either for the Church or medicine: he chose medicine. Cronin trained in various hospitals in Scotland, Dublin and South Wales. He was appointed as a Medical Inspector of Mines and reported on coal-dust inhalation and lung disease before subsequently moving to London and private practice. This novel is therefore semi-autobiographical in nature as he draws on his professional career as a background.

The novel has two specific areas of emphasis. Firstly, the work of the doctor in a poor community and how his work is transformed when he moves to a city and private practice. Secondly the competence, or incompetence, of doctors and their need to keep their skills up to date. Manson is often critical of the quality of other doctors' work.

In the small Welsh mining village, the men, as miners, can change doctors through a company insurance scheme whenever they wish, their choices often based on the doctor's own popularity rather than his ability. Manson is outspoken and critical of the way in which the service is funded which lands him in trouble.

But the climax comes when Manson is asked to treat the daughter of an old friend who has tuberculosis. Manson has her admitted to an established London hospital but when the treatment provided there shows no signs of benefit he recommends a new therapy. His senior disagrees and Manson removes his young patient to a newly built hospital with an un-medically qualified boss. However, despite the success of the treatment and his patient's subsequent discharge, when Manson’s London colleagues hear about this he is referred to the General Medical Council (GMC) to be investigated with the potential outcome of him being struck off the Medical Register.

In many respects this novel is a creature of its time. Cronin identified many of the issues in clinical practice which needed to be tackled , including better supervision of young doctors, postgraduate education programmes and the novel's popularity along with the cinematic portrayal helped towards the establishment of the NHS a decade or so later. However, some of the issues, in particular affordability, are still relevant today.

This isn't perhaps great literature. Manson despite his revolutionary zeal isn't always a particularly likeable character, he is often, selfish, arrogant and uncaring, but Cronin still manages to present an interesting and entertaining story. I am always interested in novels that feature social history and this book had the power to change public attitudes and behaviour towards health as well as professional thinking and for that reason alone deserves to be more widely read today.
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PilgrimJess | 22 andra recensioner | Feb 1, 2023 |
Andrew Manson, un joven idealista recién licenciado en medicina, llega al pueblo minero de Drineffy en las montañas de Gales. Contratado oficialmente como ayudante del Dr. Page, Andrew se verá obligado, pese a su inexperiencia, a enfrentarse en solitario a las complicadas enfermedades y epidemias que sufren los habitantes del lugar, debido a la convalecencia del médico titular. Sin embargo, las dificultades puramente médicas no serán las únicas preocupaciones de Manson, ya que éste pronto descubrirá la negligencia profesional y la corrupción de sus colegas.… (mer)
Natt90 | 22 andra recensioner | Dec 16, 2022 |



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