Dr. Kildare is the central character in a series of pulp fiction novels by American author Max Brand. The series follows James Kildare as a medical intern as he becomes a doctor. The series was adapted to several films, a radio series, two television series and a comic book.

The Dr. Kildare series was originally serialized in pulp fiction magazines, but would first hit the novel format in 1940. The final novel published in the series was Dr. Kildare’s Search in 1994 – 50 years after Max Brand’s death. Below is a list of Max Brand’s Dr. Kildare books in order of when they were published as novels:

Publication Order of Dr. Kildare Books


Calling Dr. Kildare(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Dr. Kildare(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Kildare Takes Charge(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Kildare's Trial(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Dr. Kildare(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Kildare's Crisis(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Doctor Kildare(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Kildare's Search(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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