Fully recommended. And your greatest charm is that you do not realise it!”, “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.”. "Booksellers Give Prize to 'Citadel': Cronin's Work About Doctors Their Favorite--'Mme. Even worse, he finds himself in the arms of a woman other than his wife. There is a morale dillema about treatment and profit, that still exists . //-->, This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Go on this thoughtful and often suspenseful journey with Dr. Andrew Manson. Konrad is very good in his emotional details and this book is no exception. He begins the story as an idealistic man with strong moral values, a disdain for. Yet the harsh reality of the cruel and unjust system into which the young and idealistic protagonist is thrust are terrifyingly similar to our environment today. Group Read for Retro Reads Group, April 2020, 3.5 stars. I find great pleasure in his work. The Citadel won the National Book Award for Novels in 1937. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The venality, incompetence, gross inequality and closed-mindedness of the medical profession of that time caused a sensation when the book was published in 1937. He quickly realises that Page is an invalid and that he has to do all the work for a meagre wage. We rather see a doctor when we are healthy, not when we are sick? But at the Dean Bridge, you may behold a spectacle of a more novel order. But the heroe was unlicable to me, for he was unfair to his wife, captius, and overpedanting to monay. How's a doctor to coal miners to make a living? NHS Scotland, National Health Service (England), Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, NHS Wales, Welsh Government, A. J. Cronin, World War I, The Stars Look Down (film), E le stelle stanno a guardare, The Stars Look Down (TV serial), Indian English, Gujarati language, Kannada language, Kashmiri language, Nepali language, A. J. Cronin, The Citadel (novel), Dale Wasserman, James Donald, Ann Blyth, A. J. Cronin, The Citadel (novel), Peter Graham Scott, Zena Walker, Wiped, Italy, A. J. Cronin, The Citadel (novel), Radiotelevisione Italiana, Anton Giulio Majano, Italy, A. J. Cronin, The Citadel (novel), Titanus, The Citadel (1960), Industrial Revolution, Tower Colliery, Politics, World War I, Copper. Reall... ...y admitted into the prison at VOICES FROM THE PAST 12 Machaerus, a citadel high above the countryside. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. We’d love your help. Old fashioned novel about medical ethics of a young doctor ,around 1924.          Sexual Content I read this book as research as I was to travel to Wales and it was on the recommended book list about that country since the earlier part of the book, essential to the tale, takes place in the mining towns of Wales. A book that should be read by every young person just starting out. I thoroughly enjoyed this involved tale of medical ethics in a different time and place. Yet, the author's confidence in the basic goodness of most people leaves both the characters and the reader with hope and not despair. (This is covered, to some extent, in James Herriot’s novels, concerning veterinary medicine.). In October 1921, Andrew Manson, an idealistic, newly qualified doctor, arrives from Scotland to work as assistant to Doctor Page in the small Welsh mining town of Blaenelly. It was made into a popular movie (which I have just discovered at the library). A very interesting read. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. What a fantastic book !