The Author of Medical Thrillers
Joseph T. McFadden
Joseph T. McFadden writes from his forty-three-year experience
as a neurosurgeon, most of his time in a large municipal hospital
of a melting pot American city. The advent of his first novel, Hermes'
Viper, coincides remarkably with recent media reports of harm
done to patients by the modern medical system, and offers an inside
view of vital interest to every person who would trust a family
member to a hospital.
His second novel, The Wafer, addresses the organ donor
dilemma. He currently is finishing the third, A Hooker In The
Choir, set in the nursing home scene of the American landscape;
it also deals with HMO problems.
He is a native of Oxford, Mississippi, a graduate of Ole Miss and
the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was the founder
and first chairman of the committee representing neurosurgery at
the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to write consensus
standards for nervous system implants.
Dr. McFadden is also designer and inventor of McFadden Aneurysm
Clip, the three dimensional analog headrest for neurosurgery, and
the analog head clamp for neurosurgery. He is emeritus chairman
and professor of Neurosurgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School,
and a former member of the advisory panel on neurology and neurosurgery
devices and drugs to the FDA.
Read more about Joseph T. McFadden at The Society of Neurological Surgeons
He is listed in Who's Who, and makes his home in Oxford, Mississippi
and Norfolk, Virginia.
Viper", a Chicago neurosurgeon is stalked by the "viper"
a twisted nurse who performs mercy killings on patients of winning
the love of Dr. Holton, the object of her erotomania for sixteen
Wafer", surgeons, the priests of medicine, acquire donor
organs to extend another life, but playing God can have its penalties.
Monkey and other Short Stories", the backdrop is gossip.
The stories in this collection depict manifestations of human frailty:
pride, poverty, avarice, penury, envy, love, lust, racial strife
or organized religion.