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The Genocidal Healer (Sector General #8)

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Physician, heal thyself

Surgeon-Captain Lioren of the Monitor Corps was a hard-driving perfectionist who expected the same high standards to be met by all who worked with him. But while on a First Contact mission on the planet Cromsag, where plague had reduced a peaceful civilization to barbarism and war, Lioren's perfection was his undoing. In his zeal to find a cure for t
Mass Market Paperback, 219 pages
Published January 13th 1992 by Del Rey (NYC) (first published 1991)
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I'll get into more detail later. The story of how 'Surgeon-Captain' Lioren became 'Padre' Lioren is an interesting story of a philosophical quest, started as a response to a crisis, and continued when it becomes a matter of life and death.

My copy is very shopworn, because it's been read frequently, and was used when I bought it.

Fair warning: this is not an easy book to read. Lioren has been through such an ordeal that one of the ways he's able to connect with people is to tell them his own story
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Surgeon-Captain Lioren knows it was his own impatience to bring an untested cure to a plague planet that brought about the population's death. His colleagues know the extenuating circumstances and forgave him. But Lioren will carry his guilt to his grave, and that can't be too soon for him.

Lioren considers his new assignment at Sector General to be a well-deserved punishment. To everyone's astonishment, he is soon achieving results where orthodox physicians have failed, and infuriatingly, he won
Aug 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
This 8th book in the sector general series was just as good as the last one if not better. It seems like james white really lived in this world and each book opens more of his vision as the stories unfold. I find myself both eager to read the last few books of his series and somewhat sad that these are all that remains of this world.
Thom Dunn
V. S. RECO, 11-30-2011}

12-01-2011. This is #8 in a 12 book series and is considered one of the best. The Wikipedia article on these "Sector General" novels is especially thorough and links to articles on each of the 12 titles.
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Recommends it for: White fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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The author grew up wanting to become a doctor but family considerations made that impossible. Instead, he went on to virtually create a sub-genre of science fiction focused on medicine.
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The first part had very dry style. It's an old style SF universe. The best thing is that it has healing instead of war.
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