The Final Diagnosis

by arthur hailey | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by Marina1809 on 7/30/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by owlet from Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on Monday, August 02, 2004
Never read a Arthur Hailey yet; I know he has written Airport, a quite popular book, so I wanted to try this one out. 'Caught' during the super BC-BBQ at Deventer!

Journal Entry 2 by owlet at Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on Monday, August 02, 2010
Finally read this 6 years later (I'm slowly reading all my bookcrossing books...). It wasn't quite what I expected, I thought it would be a suspense or detective, but it wasn't that kind of book at all. Still, quite enjoyable, though I did miss a little more suspense.

It's the story of daily life in a hospital, particularly in the pathology department, about what happens when doctors grow older and are gradually (or less gradually) submitted by younger doctors with new knowledge.

I had to look at the date to see when it was first published, because the doctors did a lot of smoking, even in the hospital, that was quite weird to read. Also, the roles of a married couple described in the book seem very old fashioned nowadays, very traditional.

I have no idea yet where I will leave this, but the best place I can think of is of course at a hospital, so I think I'll have to go there some time during lunch time from where I work (quite close by a hospital).
Thanks for the read, Marina!

Journal Entry 3 by owlet at Hoogbrugstraat 36 in Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands on Friday, February 17, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/17/2012 UTC) at Hoogbrugstraat 36 in Maastricht, Limburg Netherlands

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left the book on top of some magazines in the hall way where people are waiting. Several business are located in this building, so I'm hoping the book will get some attention!

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