Diagnosis by F. Paul Wilson
Terminal an Anthology of Medical Terror

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A selection of short medical terror stories ranges from Bill Pronzini's ""Angel of Mercy,"" a dark parable about a time long before Roe v. Wade, to Tina Jens's ""The Cuban Solution,"" about a tough woman doctor, and Ed Gorman's ""Survival.""

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Author F. Paul Wilson was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on May 17, 1946. He has written over forty books and short story collections. He is best known for the Repairman Jack series and the Sims series. He won the Prometheus Award in 1979 for Wheels Within Wheels and in 2004 for Sims. He also won a 1984 Progie Award from the West Coast Review of Books for The Tomb, the Hall of Fame Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society in 1990 for Healer and in 1991 for An Enemy of the State, and the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for short fiction for Aftershock. His book The Keep was made into a film in 1983. In 2012 his title Nightworld made The New York Times Bestseller List.
Published August 1, 1996 by Forge. 349 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Wilson's own ``Offshore'' is a knockout suspense tale whose background deserves novelization: The federal government has taken over the US hospitals, and the rich are now going to hospital ships beyond the hundred-mile limit off the Florida Keys--floating wards with smuggled medical supplies the ...

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So if there's less experimental writing here than in many contemporary horror anthologies, there's plenty of spark, with each author adapting his or her own specialty to medical horror, and only a whiff or two of the patterns established by the king of stethoscope shock, Robin Cook.

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