Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereAll the drama, color and explosive action of Hotel The whole fascinating story of a great hospital, where life begins and life endsRTH A yellow baby Get the operating room set up for a total transfusion EMERGENCY The nurse s urgent voice on the phone Doctor You patient is hemorrhaging LOVE The hurried embrace in a linen closetRGERY Scalpel slices Blood spurts Diagnosis correct Hemostat, hemostat quick AUTOPSY The cadaver opened from sternum to pubic bone Doctor The nurse fainted The dramatic techniques of modern medicine, the crucial, intimate scenes inside a big hospital Gripping NovelFast paced story with extremely interesting characters woven into realistic episodes Descriptions are so vivid one can actually visualise things happening in front of your eyes Author must have done a lot of research Highly enjoyable book with a feel good factor. It was still early days in Hailey s writing career and his big blockbusters were yet to come This one is about the inner workings of a hospital The medical research is certainly dated but the major issues of medical ethics and accountability of doctors for wrong decisions are as relevant today as ever.Doctors can make errors which can have catastrophic consequences for patients Just such an ageing,obstinate doctor is at the centre of the action It isn t Hailey s most compelling book but is s It was still early days in Hailey s writing career and his big blockbusters were yet to come This one is about the inner workings of a hospital The medical research is certainly dated but the major issues of medical ethics and accountability of doctors for wrong decisions are as relevant today as ever.Doctors can make errors which can have catastrophic consequences for patients Just such an ageing,obstinate doctor is at the centre of the action It isn t Hailey s most compelling book but is still a solid medical thriller I read it a long time before watching endless episodes of Grey s Anatomy With a few tweaks here and there,this could actually make for an interesting episode of a TV medical show I m simply loving this one Unable to put down the book Once you are in to it, you are hooked and the impact is great This book definitely is different from what i have used to read until now Not the traditional thriller fiction types It s always been one of my Dad s highly recommended books to me and for some strange reason i had only kept postponing and now, i only wish i had not i recommend one to read to know what it takes to run the show in a hospital and you get a perspective on thi I m simply loving this one Unable to put down the book Once you are in to it, you are hooked and the impact is great This book definitely is different from what i have used to read until now Not the traditional thriller fiction types It s always been one of my Dad s highly recommended books to me and for some strange reason i had only kept postponing and now, i only wish i had not i recommend one to read to know what it takes to run the show in a hospital and you get a perspective on things at the back end What we get to see is the doctors, nurses, few admin clerical ppl but what it is like behind the scenes is truly a revelation, at least to me I have honestly never thought about hospital administration and politics that might be involved Overall a good read reading Arthur Hailey is like swimming in a pool full of pleasant water His books don t make you think, they make you feel After reading you have pocketful of emotions and new knowledge The Final Diagnosis is the best way to chill out after a hard day or to escape to the world full of other people s troubles and worries from your own This book shows some aspects of a chief job, those aspects that sometimes hidden in a bunch of money and power.