The Citadel by A J Cronin is one of the best books that I have read in my life. I remember one of my friends saying that he will not read this book. Review by Sylvia D: The Citadel is a powerful attack on the medical system in this country before the inception of the National Health Service in. Results 1 – 30 of The Citadel by A. J. Cronin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Characters are well developed and the multi linear plot easy to follow, bit hard to predict. This article needs additional citations for verification. I have read most of them. Monson hte, “Decisions determine destiny. Please try again later. This book portrait everything I like in a book. It made for a much too melancholy ending. Manson has an earnest desire to improve his profession and to make his mark 3.

J Cronin before but after reading this book, I was impressed. It portrays a physician beginning his road after medical school.

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Stillman’s treatment, that of pneumothorax involved collapsing an affected lung with nitrogenand was not universally accepted at the time. A gripping tale of the careeer and aspirations of a young physician in the England of the lates.

The Citadel by A.J. Cronin

This book teaches about moral and ethical side of medical profession. The Stars Look Down. See all 5 questions about The Citadel….

This is the third time I have read this book and enjoy it more citadek time. One can follow his trajectory and take stock of one’s own choices and drive. A good read with a subtext of social relevance. He loses his high standards and begins the downward slope.

AJ Cronin and The Citadel: did a work of fiction contribute to the foundation of the NHS?

Even worse, he finds himself in the arms of a woman other than his wife. Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC television and radio series entitled Dr. Croninfirst published inwhich was groundbreaking yhe its treatment of the contentious theme of medical ethics.

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The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

A very interesting read. In fact this book should be compulsory reading for anyone truly aspiring to fill in the big shoes jj the men who are next only to God in the eyes of society. I have read most of them and There he pursuit to become a prestigious doctor by submitting to a board examination.

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But things change very soon. He paints a picture of a profession that has no qualms about milking wealthy hypochondriacal ladies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Dr Andrew is forced to leave Driffney citadwl unfavourable conditions. A must read book!

During my 26 years of medical practice I turned to the book every few years to once again step in another time where a physician experiences the same problems as I did every day. She had nothing to do but cut coupons and think about her dividends and scold her citqdel.