Medicine Men Social Concerns

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InMedicine Men, Alice Adams examines the impermanence of life through crises in the lives of two friends, Molly Bonner and Felicia Flood, Disease and death precipitate traumatic times as Molly endures one shock after another. Just as her marriage is at the breaking point, her filmmaker husband unexpectedly dies.

Then, her life is threatened by a brain tumor that plunges her into a nightmare world of doctors, hospitals, and treatments. Felicia, who breaks off an affair with Dr. Raleigh Sanderson, becomes the object of his abuse, threats, and stalking.

The medical background to the novel —Molly's disease and treatment, and the fact that both women are in relationships with doctors—pits the medical establishment and its universe of diagnosis, treatment, and trauma against the more human world of friendship, food, and conversation represented by the two women.

Molly's doctor boyfriend, Dave Jacobs, moves quickly to control...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Medicine Men from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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