Book Review-Just in Time: A trip back to Brier Sanitarium in the 1930s. (Brier Hospital Book 9)-Lawrence Gold | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Just in Time: A trip back to Brier Sanitarium in the 1930s. (Brier Hospital Book 9)-Lawrence Gold

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

You think the good old days were really better? Patricia Teller. a nurse in the year 2000 thinks so--until she travels back in time to the 1930's. All she has to do is close her eyes or day dream and she is there--then snap--back to the present. Quite disconcerting to say the least. Nurses did not have an easy time of it--what with sexual harassment by doctors who were the lord and masters of the hospital.

What happens in the 1930's will astound you--and how Patricia manages to help save a nurse from a sanitarium and a lobotomy--the nurse commits suicide--or does she?

The ending will make you smile as the past and the present collide!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Patricia Teller, an RN in the year 2000, yearns for simpler times where nurse’s efforts in support of their patients was primary. Despite the advantages of modern medicine, Pat fears the loss of nursing’s essence, the support for the living and a smooth transition for those at the end of their lives.

When she engages with an ancient sepia photograph of a nurse in 1937, she’s drawn back in time to an unexpected reality.

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About the Author: (from author's website)

I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, my family ascended to the Island. After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate medical training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology. I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU, and served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice. For many years, I was an active member of the quality assurance committee. Circumstances permitted my wife, Dorlis, and me to retire in October 1995. Before fate could intervene, we tossed off the dock lines, and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man’s out; we bought a Nordic Tug trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire East Coast and completed two ‘circle trips’ to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second. I’ve written eight novels, five in he Brier Hospital Series, and one non-fiction book, I Love My Doctor, But…, a lighthearted look at the patient/doctor relationship. I recently published my ninth novel, A Simple Cure, about the search for the cure of the most deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma. I write primarily to entertain, but I can’t help but pass on to readers observations and beliefs culled from years of practice, and yes, my biases, too. I strive for realism in portraying the medical scene which is gripping enough without melodrama or gimmicks. With even a minor degree of success in writing novels, comes responsibility to readers. I attempt to produce honest material that reflects my beliefs. Exposing these beliefs to the public through my writing requires courage, stupidity, or both. My fans have been generous, and although nobody enjoys criticism, I’ve learned much from that, too. The novel that expresses most clearly my candor, and my bias, is For the Love of God. The novel reflects my attitudes toward those who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their children for their personal religious beliefs.

We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 11 year old Bennie, a Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids and 2 year old Wesley, a long-legged terrier mix with the personality of a cat.

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