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Who knows Dr. Norden? Who knows Dr. Norden?

by Fabian Schöneich

Dr. Norden is a German physician based in Munich and he is famous for taking good care of his patients. He never reduces a patient down to his medical condition. For Dr. Norden the human being, full of feelings, is always the center of attention in his own doctor’s office.

But what really matters in the life of Dr. Daniel Norden is Fee Cornelius. Always in love with her she’s the one, who needed some time to accept her feelings for him. Daniel Norden is a good looking man and many women were into him. It made it difficult for her to be with the one everybody wants to be with. But after a while she realized that Daniel is the one and that she is the one for him. Together they are perfect and together the can overcome everything. Fee and Daniel have five children. First, a boy was born, followed by another boy. A girl, Anne Katrin is her name, was the third child of the lovely couple. After a while, the family lived happily together, Christian and Desiree, twins, joined the family.

Like every other family it was not always easy for the Norden clan, but one thing was for sure, together they were able to surrender everything.

Dr. Norden is a man full of feelings. He is sentimental, vunerable, but strong in his heart and strong in print-run. First published in 1973 the doctor’s novel reaches around 180 million copies until today. A small publishing house commissioned the story that is todays most succesful medical fiction published in Germany. All the stories are written by Patricia Vandenberg, at least the first 800 plots. Patricia Vandenberg is only a pseudonym for Gerty Schiede. Since she passed away in 2007 her daugther-in-law took over her profession and since then is writing the Dr. Norden novels. You are able to find them almost everywhere in Germany and I’m always asking myself who is buying them? This kind of fiction is tempting to read because it never actually delivers any problems. In the life of Dr. Norden everything works fine. Of course they have issues: family trouble, trouble with patients, and so on. But at the end of the story they always master everything because they are togehter. The fiction delivers simple ideas of trust, community, family, and friendship. An ideology is sold through Dr. Norden that is not defensible anymore. The woman, Fee, is the one that gives Daniel encouragement (perfect stereotype). At the end a clear role model is sold. But why is this kind of “literature” so successful then. How can this be in an opened and enlightend society like ours? A question that probably never will be asked in the life of Dr. Norden?

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#7

Sie redeten immer häufiger und immer mehr. Sie verbrachten einfach Zeit miteinander. Öfters an dem Ort, an dem sie arbeiteten und dann auch öfters an anderen Orten. Sie tauschten sich aus, lernten voneinander, lachten miteinander und genossen die Möglichkeit zu teilen, was ihnen in den Sinn kam. Sie gingen miteinander aus und dann gingen sie miteinander nach Hause. Es war eigenartig, da es so gut zwischen beiden war und auch weil es so klar war, das es an einem bestimmten Punkt nicht weiter gehen konnte. Für ihn war das genauso klar, wie für sie. Es musste nicht einmal ausgesprochen werden. Und doch gab es immer wieder diese Momente, wo er nicht verstand warum sie so wichtig für ihn wurde.Dr. Norden is a German physician based in Munich and he is famous for taking good care of his patients. He never reduces a patient down to his medical condition. For Dr. Norden the human being, full of feelings, is always the center of attention in his own doctor’s office.

But what really matters in the life of Dr. Daniel Norden is Fee Cornelius. Always in love with her she’s the one, who needed some time to accept her feelings for him. Daniel Norden is a good looking man and many women were into him. It made it difficult for her to be with the one everybody wants to be with. But after a while she realized that Daniel is the one and that she is the one for him. Together they are perfect and together the can overcome everything. Fee and Daniel have five children. First, a boy was born, followed by another boy. A girl, Anne Katrin is her name, was the third child of the lovely couple. After a while, the family lived happily together, Christian and Desiree, twins, joined the family.

Like every other family it was not always easy for the Norden clan, but one thing was for sure, together they were able to surrender everything.

Dr. Norden is a man full of feelings. He is sentimental, vunerable, but strong in his heart and strong in print-run. First published in 1973 the doctor’s novel reaches around 180 million copies until today. A small publishing house commissioned the story that is todays most succesful medical fiction published in Germany. All the stories are written by Patricia Vandenberg, at least the first 800 plots. Patricia Vandenberg is only a pseudonym for Gerty Schiede. Since she passed away in 2007 her daugther-in-law took over her profession and since then is writing the Dr. Norden novels. You are able to find them almost everywhere in Germany and I’m always asking myself who is buying them? This kind of fiction is tempting to read because it never actually delivers any problems. In the life of Dr. Norden everything works fine. Of course they have issues: family trouble, trouble with patients, and so on. But at the end of the story they always master everything because they are togehter. The fiction delivers simple ideas of trust, community, family, and friendship. An ideology is sold through Dr. Norden that is not defensible anymore. The woman, Fee, is the one that gives Daniel encouragement (perfect stereotype). At the end a clear role model is sold. But why is this kind of “literature” so successful then. How can this be in an opened and enlightend society like ours? A question that probably never will be asked in the life of Dr. Norden?

hilferuf-an-dr-norden-071387040

#7

Sie redeten immer häufiger und immer mehr. Sie verbrachten einfach Zeit miteinander. Öfters an dem Ort, an dem sie arbeiteten und dann auch öfters an anderen Orten. Sie tauschten sich aus, lernten voneinander, lachten miteinander und genossen die Möglichkeit zu teilen, was ihnen in den Sinn kam. Sie gingen miteinander aus und dann gingen sie miteinander nach Hause. Es war eigenartig, da es so gut zwischen beiden war und auch weil es so klar war, das es an einem bestimmten Punkt nicht weiter gehen konnte. Für ihn war das genauso klar, wie für sie. Es musste nicht einmal ausgesprochen werden. Und doch gab es immer wieder diese Momente, wo er nicht verstand warum sie so wichtig für ihn wurde.

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