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Hello,

I have a break in the sense that right now I am not taking classes, but I would love to keep myself in the milieu of learning (anatomy and physiology) with some great novels and even historical novels about medicine and anatomy or health.

Recommendations are appreciated!

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Have you read the Highlander series by Diana Gabaldon?

The main female charachter is a nurse/doctor.

And the male lead charachter is....yummy.

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No, I haven't but thank you for the recommendation!

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Ohhhh, loved the 'Mistress of the Art of Death' series by Ariana Franklin. Set in Medieval England (under Henry II) they center on Adelia, educated at the University of Salerno, a prodigy in anatomy and detection. She's more of a pathologist but does also end up having to treat patients. But Cambridge at the time is rather superstitious...and not exactly keen on a woman doctor!

Titles in the series are:

Mistress of the Art of Death

The Serpent's Tale

Grave Goods

A Murderous Procession

Author website with more info: http://www.arianafranklin.com/franklin-books.htm

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Cool. Thanks. I went to my local library branch yesterday and they only had City of....something by Ariana Franklin, but will place a hold on all the recs here so far. Thanks!

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Cool. Thanks. I went to my local library branch yesterday and they only had City of....something by Ariana Franklin, but will place a hold on all the recs here so far. Thanks!

City of Shadows? That is also an excellent book...set in Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power in the 1920s/1930s. Lots of intrigue with Russian nobility exiled after the revolution plus a scheme to put forth an imposter as the real Anastasia who survived the massacre of the Russian royal family. I really enjoyed it...but not medical at all!

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