First edition of this Edgar Award-winning medical thriller, the only work Michael Crichton wrote under the Jeffery Hudson pseudonym.
Near fine in like dust jacket.
A CASE OF NEED
"He serves a very important function. After all, somebody around here has to do abortions."
The influence of Michael Crichton's time in medical school appears throughout his works, but it is particularly strong in A CASE OF NEED. This socially conscious thriller demonstrates Crichton's familiarity with the various places and personalities that make up a hospital, while using its narrative to make a case for providing safe abortion access. An important early work in Crichton's oeuvre.
New York, Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, (1968). 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original quarter black cloth, green boards, red spine lettering. Original unclipped ($5.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Ken Braken. Black endpapers. 310 pages. Jacket with mild edgewear and tiny bit of chipping. Book with light shelfwear, light sunning to top edge; leaves with occasional spots of soil to margins. Sound and bright.
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