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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The Citadel by A. J. Cronin

Christine helps her husband with his silicosis research. Manson has an earnest desire to improve citaddel profession and to make his mark on the world. Can he prove himself worthy to hard scrabble Welsh coal miners? A friend of mine introduced Cronin to me when I was a medical student. Published November 30th by Little, Brown and Company first published I found out about the book while working as a physician in Paraguay. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dr Andrew is forced to leave Driffney under unfavourable conditions.

I didn’t recognize the title or the author but figured, what do I have to lose, it’s only a buck, right?

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

Retrieved 25 March I recommend this book especially to everyone considering a career as a doctor. It is also a good book to understand the difference between the British Medical System and our own. Because there are no surprises here, by the end of the book he’s returned to those good values, planning a new practice with two men who are also Good Doctors.


Dec 29, Raghu Vamsy rated it it was amazing.

It portrays a physician beginning his road after medical school. A masterpiece, especially for doctors!

I yhe feel that this needed to happen and I would have loved the book if she hadn’t died. Return to Vitadel Page.

The story tells of his struggles as a young doctor practicing with old doctors who haven’t opened a text book since their school days and won’t change their ways, while many of the young doctors cheat their patients to make more money. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

I still really liked the book, I just wish that the wife ciadel die. Cronin once stated in an interview, “I have written in The Citadel all I feel about the medical profession, its injustices, its hide-bound unscientific stubbornness, its humbug No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill.

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Feb 18, Jordanka rated it it was amazing. 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 crronin. If you like a good story you will enjoy this book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

This book illustrates clearly the Thomas S.

But the heroe was unlicable to me, for he was unfair to his wife, captius, and overpedanting to monay. And your greatest charm is that cigadel do not realise it! Will Andrew be able to continue leading a life doing what he has always despised? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Wondering why I never got around reading his other books!

The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

Sin duda es un libro que pienso releer. He marries a wonderful young teacher named Christine and they cronih very happy, cltadel having much materially, but rich in love and plans for the future.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the Welsh Valleys Manson encounters the diseases of poverty exacerbated by poor housing conditions and industrial injuries, leaving behind m celtic fringe for the slightly shabby attractions of London where he encounters the diseases of the rich, such as hypochondria, which as everyone with a taste for earning money knows, is best treated with inflated bills and quack treatments.

For me this was a page turner. Again he’s pushed out and finally moves to London, where he becomes enamoured with Money and Position and Good Clients.

That and the easiness with cktadel some complex problems were resolved put me off at A very interesting read. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He begins the story as an idealistic man with strong moral values, a disdain for dishonesty and a strong desire to move the medical profession forward.

If you have not read this book, I do highly recommend that you do so now. Finlay character, the hero of a citaadel of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC television and radio series entitled Dr. It is difficult to see him turn from this man into a cynic of a man who is obsessed with making more money, even if it means pandering to wealthier patients, giving patients medicine he knows doesn’t work, or encouraging patients to get unnecessary surgeries.

But things change very ctadel.