ALAN E. NOURSE, (1928–1992), was an American Science Fiction author and physician. He wrote both juvenile and adult SF, as well as nonfiction works about medicine and science. His SF works generally focused on medicine and/or psionics. Psionics refers to the practice, study, or psychic ability of using the mind to induce paranormal phenomena. Examples of this include telepathy, telekinesis, and other workings of the outside world through the psyche.
Nourse had helped pay for his medical education by writing short stories for magazines and after graduation he had a column in Good Housekeeping magazine.
An author of eleven novels and dozens of short stories, his popular non-fiction writing included many books on sexually transmitted diseases.
2. Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 008 This collection presents ten of his short stories which were published between 1954 and 1963:
a. Circusb. The Coffin Curec. Letter of the Lawd. The Linke. Meeting of the Boardf. My Friend Bobbyg. The Native Soilh. An Ounce of Curei. PRoblemj. Second Sight
3. Circus (3rd story from Sci Fi Collection #5)
4. My Friend Bobby (7th story from Sci Fi Collection 21)
5. Derelict (5th story in sci fi collection # 39)
6. The Coffin Cure (1st story from X Minus One Sci Fi Stories)