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Final Diagnosis, The Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (December 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440125081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440125082
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,652,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chris Okwuosa on May 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Scalpel...clamp...uh oh, we need some suction...suction, come on ... clear!" No this isn't ER, nor Chicago Hope, it's Arthur Hailey's riveting hospital suspense drama, "Final Diagnosis". This eye-gluing, can't-put-down novel is a novel like no other. If you like hospital shows like ER and Chicago Hope, then you're gonna like this novel as well, maybe even better. Hailey takes his audience behind the curtains in the hospitals that we norms leave all our hopes and health in, and brings us the true environment that surrounds our residential medicine men/women, from love, pride, money, ethics, and most importantly of all politics. This book mainly surrounds an aging pathologist, Dr. Joe Pearson,who's years of service at the Three Rivers Hospital are coming to an end. Colleagues nd adversaries feel that he may be a hazard to his patient's health. The main struggle lies within Joe to realize that he is through. Love seems to always find it's way into everything. In this novel love hits two surgeons who are "just friends" and a young nurse and a young pathologist. Overall this book is one everyone can enjoy, whether you read for the love the hospital drama or for the main issue your sure to enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mor Lotan on January 22, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In this book, Aurthur Hailey takes his readers behind the scenes in a hospital. He designs his characters carefully so that we will get to know them well and then learn to care about what happens to them next. The story itself is thrilling and flows well. In addition, the many things you'll learn about a hospital are fascinating and extremely interesting. This book won't take you long to read, and as soon as you start reading, you'll find you won't want to stop until you finish. As for all the other things in your life - they'll have to wait.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alfonso on March 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I read this and all the other Arthur Hailey novels many years ago. I was delighted by all of them and by The Final Diagnosis in particular. I remember a story with great characters and a story that unfolded so well that it kept me up into the wee smal hours...
I truly hope that it will be offered again soon, so that the many I'm sure that are waiting for it can injoy it again and also, so that it can be discovered by the many who have not....
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
this is a superb story although written years ago. I have the paper back but wanted to have one on my kindle. the story is set in a big busy hospital and follows the lives of both patients, staff and the administrators. very thought provoking and of course Arthur Hailey knew how to keep the reader interested. The pathology department is run by a doctor who likes and gets his own way. Underfunded and busy, mistakes happen. enjoy reading this story even if you have read it before. A classic.
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By Jackie Van Straten on December 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages are yellowed and there was no jacket cover. Expected it to be in better condition.
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