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Star Surgeon (1959)

by Alan E. Nourse

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In Future, racial oppression is based on what world you're from, and only Earthlings get to be doctors. Oh noes, seriously? But Main Character totally slogs on anyhow and goes to school on Hospital Earth (what? yes, apparently only humans figured out how to overcome bacteria nasties, do brain surgery and stop plague, etc.), a planet bucking for galactic membership.It is okay! Everyone learns this lesson in the end and loves each other. ( )
  bzedan | Nov 17, 2008 |
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The shuttle plane from the port of Philadelphia to Hospital Seattle had already gone when Dal Timgar arrived at the loading platform, even though he had taken great pains to be at least thirty minutes early for the boarding.
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If you are far away, it will be too late. We have no time left; we are dying. Hurriedly the young doctors aboard Earth Hospital Patrol Ship Lancet reset their coordinates and race across the galaxy toward the stricken planet.
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