Five Patients Author:Michael Crichton "Crichton has an extraordinary capacity to seize upon, then make real and personal, the new and the complex, the intriguing and the frighening." — THE NATION — In this incisive, detailed survey of five patients, famous thriller author and doctor Michael Crichton explores the dramatic workings of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's oldest and ... more »most prestigious.
This readable account covers not only the history of the hospital's place in society, but also the actual minute-to-minute functions of Mass General, where health professionals wage their daily battle against disease and death. Crichton's insightful look at the changes in medicine and surgery caused by technological strides of recent years makes for amazing reading.« less
If you like medical suspense novels written by an M.D., this is a good one. The references are realistic from a medical perspective. Living in the Boston area, it was even more interesting due to the reference to Mass. General Hsp., and many Boston landmarks.