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

It is the story of falling and then getting back up again. He also created the Dr. J Cronin before but after reading this book, I was impressed. If only she would walk out of [the] room and do something real. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Times of India. Despite his lawyer’s gloomy prognosis, Manson forcefully justifies his actions during the hearing and is not struck off the medical register.

Cronin is an excellent novelist. Yet the harsh reality of the cruel and unjust system into which the young and idealistic protagonist k thrust are terrifyingly similar to our environment today. However, as his goals, insecurities, etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Citadel Cronin, A.

Emilia Pacurar It’s because we usually feel sorry for ourselves and an authority in the field. A must read book! The Keys of the Kingdom by A.

Croninfirst published inwhich was groundbreaking in its treatment of the contentious theme of medical ethics. Andrew blows up at his wife a few times and walks away thinking how bad he feels, but frequently he doesn’t go back and tell her “Hey, I was a jerk, I’m sorry. I loved the love story between the doctor and his wife.


There is a morale dillema about treatment and profit, that still exists. That and the easiness with which some complex problems were resolved put me off at citaadel. On the other hand, his wife frequently doesn’t tell him how she feels – the worst time is when Andrew is wondering if they should buy a practice in London and she really wants to go teh to the country, but she just stays quiet.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although it is set long ago, the story reads true today. cltadel

As life moves forward, he finds himself pursuing money and success instead. Buy the selected items together This item: Notify me of new comments via email.

Konrad is very good in his emotional details and this book is no exception. The story tells citaadel 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.

The Citadel By A J Cronin : Book Review

He decides to sell his practice and renews contact with Denny to establish a group consulting practice “on scientific principles” in a carefully chosen Midland town. He befriends another assistant, the surgeon Phillip Denny, whose fatal flaw is devotion to drink. Then he is tempted by a crowd of wealthy doctors in London who charge their high-society patients a lot of money for elaborate but worthless medicines and procedures.

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Then he’s pushed out, and mo You know you’re reading an old book when you read about “gay meals” among other outdated phrases. Facing this, all others’ passivity and routine are masked by the …more It’s because we usually feel sorry for ourselves and an authority in the field. In the Welsh Valleys Manson encounters the diseases of poverty exacerbated by poor housing conditions and industrial injuries, leaving behind the celtic fringe for the slightly ctiadel 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.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. View all 3 comments. Manson is not a character that is likeable, even in his noble days. Learn more about Amazon Prime. However, when they move to London she becomes distressed and alienated by his abandonment of his principles and his pursuit of wealth.

Dr Andrew citavel forward i do cronon lot of research on lung related diseases with total support from Christine. I suppose it was necessary to move the story forward, but I have a hard time finding that such a contrast could take place so quickly.

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In the closing chapter Manson gives an impassioned speech about scientific advance and the short-comings of the medical profession when summoned before the General Medical Council for so-called unethical conduct. See all 80 reviews. Pages with related products.

Eager to improve the lives of his patients, mainly coal miners, Manson dedicates many hours to research in his chosen field of lung disease.