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Medical Mystery People

hospital doctors coverThe Hospital Doctors, Nurses and Mystery Workers

Submitter: [This book] has a great title, but sadly lacks the content to back it up. I found this book on the careers shelf at a small urban public library. With the word Mystery Workers in the title, I was intrigued. I thought perhaps they were introducing the reader to some type of spiritual or holistic medical careers. Nope. Mystery Workers just refers the people behind the scenes. Like the chefs, x-ray technicians, and billing. You can see from the date and the photos that this book is old! Not so helpful to someone who is actively thinking of a career in the healthcare industry. Still on shelf after 38 years.

Holly: This looks like a cool book, back in its day. I like the title for exactly the reason it got your attention. It’s definitely a weeder now, though!


inside flap

hospital computer operator

medical secretary

medical records library

hospital communications center


10 Responses to Medical Mystery People

  • Look at that keyboard! Wow – how modern….. LOL

  • I covet the billing secretary’s telephone.

  • Records library is awesome!

  • Oh, how outdated has this become!!! I had to laugh at that computer.

  • Really? A switchboard? In 1976? Uh … I think this hospital was not on the cutting edge (pun not intended but there all the same).

    • Not only a switchboard, a switchboard *with an ashtray*.

      • Medical Records Library looks like it has an ashtray too.

        • Well…it is depicting scenes in the UK. Americans gave up smoking before large numbers of people did in other places. And, actually, I had a big debate in this century with a cousin who is a cardiac surgeon in The Netherlands, about whether the OR nurses should be allowed smoking breaks. (Between operations, I assume.) My contention was that as healthcare professionals they shouldn’t be smoking at all — his was merely that it disrupted his routines.

          • I think the book was published in the US, the author’s name is London, not the location.

            • Oops! You are right, I stand corrected — so much for that hypothesis regarding ashtrays. They are definitely odd to see in a medical environment. That Surgeon General’s report did come out in 1968, I think.