I'm trying to track down a sci-fi short story my mom read ages ago. It must have been the late 70's or early 80's. I think it was in an anthology, but I could be mistaken.

A slug-like alien is arrested for murder, because the police (or whoever arrested it, I'm not sure), think it ate another alien. However, it turns out that the other alien is a doctor, and treats his/her/etc patients from the inside.

Any ideas?


I posted about this the other day, as a comment on another answer.

This is "Resident Physician" by James White, one of the Sector General stories.


Its from the Sector General series by James White.


  • Can you clarify which book, which alien? – FuzzyBoots Apr 29 '16 at 19:50
  • Sorry, it was a long time ago. – Paul Johnson Apr 29 '16 at 19:52

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