Vital Signs Author:Barbara Wood Three bright young women meet in medical school in the late 60's struggling to make a place in a man's world. — Each has a past she wants to forget. There is Mickey, disfigured from birth, who turns to plastic surgery to heal herself and others afflicted with her special pain. Sondra, abandoned by her natural parents, who becomes a missionary d... more »octor to forgotten souls crying out for love. And Ruth, who discovers the miracle of motherhood and opens a pioneering fertility clinic that offers new hope to those who once had none.
Moving through the exotic settings of California, Hawaii, and Africa, Vital Sings weaves a rich and compelling story of contemporary women's lives in love and work. Never before have the special challenges faced by women in medicine been portrayed so compassionately, so memorably in a novel of such dramatic scope.« less