Hospital Station

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Hospital Station
First edition cover
AuthorJames White
SeriesSector General
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Preceded bynone 
Followed byStar Surgeon 

Hospital Station is a 1962 science fiction book by author James White and is the first volume in the Sector General series.[1] The book collects together a series of five short stories previously published in New Worlds magazine between 1957 and 1960.[2]


  • "Medic" – During the construction of Sector 12 General Hospital, construction worker O'Mara is suspected of negligently causing the death of two alien workers. Pending an investigation he is restricted to quarters and given the aliens' child to care for.
  • "Sector General" – The first story of the main series' narrative. Doctor Conway has spent two months on the station and is about to be confronted with several emergencies as well as his first educator tape.
  • "Trouble with Emily" – Conway is ordered to assist with a project involving a large dinosaur-like alien, dubbed Emily (after Emily Brontë) for its supposed resemblance to Brontosaurus.
  • "Visitor at Large" – A SRTT shape-changing alien runs amok in the hospital. Conway and a newly arrived Prilicla are enlisted to capture it.
  • "Out-Patient" – Following the recovery of a badly injured alien from a wrecked ship, Conway must pursue a radical treatment.


  1. ^ "James White". Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 261, British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960. Gale Research Publications. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  2. ^ Andrews, G. "A Bio-bibliography of James White". Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2008.