Mass Market Paperbound
688 pages, 6.86 × 4.16 × 1.1 in
July 1, 1989
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553278118
ISBN - 13: 9780553278118
From the Publisher
Writing with all the passion of Love Story and power of The Class, Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love. From the crucible of med school's merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs--and sometimes tragedies--beyond, Doctors brings to vivid life the men and women who seek to heal but who must first walk through fire. At the novel's heart is the unforgettable relationship of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, childhood friends who separately find unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love--until their friendship ripens into passion. Yet even their devotion to each other, even their medical gifts may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others. Doctors --heartbreaking, witty, inspiring, and utterly, grippingly real--is a vibrant portrait that culminates in a murder, a trial . . . and a miracle.
About the Author
Erich Segal is a writer, educator, and screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn in 1937. Segal graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in 1958, a M.A. in 1959, and a Ph.D. in 1964. In 1958, Segal became the first person to be selected as both Latin Salutatory Orator and Class Poet. Segal began a teaching career at Harvard before moving to Yale in 1964. He has also been Visiting Professor in Classics at Princeton and the University of Munich. Segal has achieved international acclaim for his verse translations of Roman playwright Plautus and has delivered papers before the American Philological Association and the American Comparative Literature Association. Segal collaborated on the 1958 Harvard Hasty Pudding Club production and wrote several Hollywood screenplays, including the 1968 animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine. His most famous novel was Love Story, written in 1970. The book was made into a film in 1970. Segal received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for his screenplay.
From Our Editors
Segal's most successful novel since Love Story returns to Harvard to tell the powerful and moving story of the making of doctors. From the merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency, Doctors brings to life the people who seek to heal.#Bantam
"A superior story . . . A moving and compelling novel of doctors and their fears--how they confront them or are confounded by them."--UPI.
"Segal's best work to date."--New York Post