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Five Patients
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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780345354648
ISBN-10: 0345354648
Publication Date: 1/13/1989
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is the book that the TV show ER was based off of.
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Nonfiction about 5 different patient's in a hospital being admitted through the ER.
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A great Medical Drama
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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.
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This early work of Crichton's is a great dissection of an ER. If you're a fan of medical thrillers, check this out!
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Five not very interesting short stories.
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This book goes deep into the world of medicine and where it is going. I found it interesting, but also a little over my head at times.
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Once again non-fiction proves better than fiction. From the creator of ER, real live dramas. Another remarkable Michael Crichton book.