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A Case of Need - Jeffrey Hudson, Michael Crichton
A Case of Need
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A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising... show more
A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451210630 (0451210638)
ASIN: 451210638
Publisher: Signet
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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riley
riley rated it
3.5 Entertaining and thought-provoking but...
This is a real page turner and it's easy to see why it's the book that properly launched Crichton's career: it's full of detailed information about contemporary medicine but Crichton uses that detail to drive the plot, not to overwhelm the reader in minutiae (as some "techno thriller" writers do). T...
sarah
sarah rated it
3.0 Michael Crichton: A Case of Need
Not what I expected. Given that the central event of the book is an illegal abortion which resulted in the death of a woman, I had guessed that the characters would immediately settle down into a debate about morality. In fact, the book was written in the 1960s, before the US was divided to the pers...
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