98.6 degrees 1950 Leon Surmelian ~ novel about Tuberculosis patient set in a California Sanatorium


Title: 98.6 [degrees]: a novel

Author: Leon Z. Surmelian

Description: First Edition stated. Boards in brown-tan cloth with title stamped in black and plum. Dust stain spotting to top edge of textblock. Minor spotting on front free endpaper, else interior is unmarked and generally clean. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine; rubbed and edge-worn; not price clipped ($3.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. 313 pages.

A sanatorium novel by the Armenian-American writer Leon Zaven Surmelian (1905-1995), about a young man undergoing clinical treatment for tuberculosis in a private hospital in California. The story explores the psychology, medical ups and downs, personal relationships, struggles with disillusionment and despair, and spiritual realizations of the main character. A sympathetic and honest book about a dread disease.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co.
Place: New York
Year: 1950

Keywords: fiction, novel, tuberculosis, medical, sanatorium,

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