Hospital of the Transfiguration

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Hospital of the Transfiguration
First standalone edition (1975)
Author Stanisław Lem
Original title Szpital Przemienienia
Translator William Brand
Country Poland
Language Polish
Publisher Czytelnik
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print
Pages 207
ISBN 0-15-142186-2
LC Class PG7158.L39 S913 1988
Preceded by Man From Mars
Followed by The Astronauts

Hospital of the Transfiguration (in Polish: Szpital Przemienienia[1]) is a book by Polish writer Stanisław Lem. It tells the story of a young doctor, Stefan Trzyniecki, who after graduation starts to work in a psychiatric hospital. The story takes place during the Nazi occupation of Poland in the Second World War.[2]

The book is the first of a trilogy entitled Time Not Lost, and the only one of the three translated into English.

The book was adapted as a film of the same name in 1979.

Hospital of the Transfiguration is also available in paperback under ISBN 0-15-642176-3 (Mariner Books, 1991).