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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An account of an honest and ethical man who rose from a doctor”s assistant to an M. What relationships have we bruised in the process? This novel was simply a cornerstone in the development of my character, life, and principles. She also would say something, and her tone of voice would mean something else, but when Andrew doesn’t get it, she doesn’t try to explain herself.

This is the story of a young country doctor life and how he struggled to become a successful doctor in a big city. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. By telling this magnificent story, the author built a great fiction masterpiece. He paints a picture of a profession that has no qualms about milking wealthy hypochondriacal ladies. This is the third time I have read this book and enjoy it more each time.

Resigning, he obtains a post as assistant in a miners’ medical aid scheme in ‘Aberalaw’, a neighbouring coal mining town in the South Wales coalfield.

Individual virtue rather than structural change is as far as he goes. My girlfriend at the time gave me a copy as a gift. Back in the day when Thhe was a kid in hostel Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC tel Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century.


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

I loved the q story between the doctor and his wife. Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of n most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. Trivia About The Citadel.

Feb 18, Jordanka rated it it was amazing. I can longer read the book as it is too much for me to read the best book concerning my profession when I cannot, secondary to health reasons, practice medicine.

Those interested in current medical practice in the US might benefit by reading the novel and comparing the England of then to the America of now.

Once I started reading, it all came back to me. J Cronin before but after reading this book, I was impressed. Cronin, see my review here. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Of course it is dated, but the humanity shines through. A non-fiction book is worth mentioning here: However, when he arrives, he finds that the MD has been incapacitated from a stroke and he must carry on without him. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

The Citadel by A. J. Cronin

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The movie would be a bit dark and disheartening without the return of his nobility at citadek end. There he pursuit to become a prestigious doctor by submitting to a board examination. I had to acquire each citadfl this book from second hand book shops in Bangalore, but all the effort was worth it.

The cltadel is not autobiographical, but Cronin did work as a physician in a mining town and in London, and did research on pulmonary diseases, as does Manson in the book. The Mansons leave Wales for London, where Manson hopes to extend his research within a government agency. From there, he starts specializing crronin diseases of the lungs, gets his MD licence, citaedl his way up the corporal ladder and very nearly sells his soul in his quest to “be someone”.


This book illustrates clearly the Thomas S. Instead of telling you what the story is like, I’d rather tell you what I felt like when reading it. Archibald Joseph Primary Category: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The book tells the story of a young doctor that starts his career with such idealism and noble intent.

Bradley Remembers” which is another great book, high on the list for a re-read, and very similar in style citaddel subject matter to “Citadel”.

It is when Manson sets up in private practice in London that Cronin unleashes the full force of his attack. Cronin suffered ostracism by the medical profession for his liberal views, but his book is said to have helped pave the way for public acceptance of National Health Service in the following decade. This is not an attack against individuals, but against a system. Want to Read saving…. This was one of A. His best-known works are The Citadel and The Keys of the Kingdomboth of which were made into Oscar-nominated films.

A good read with a subtext of social relevance. I feel it took away from the exciting final events of the novel as I was too busy greiving over his lost wife. If one is a student of Bioethics, it can serve to help with understanding of how the British Medical System advanced in their views in regards to Physician Duties including those to the patient.

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