Doctors: A Novel

Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 1989

byErich Segal

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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.

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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

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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...

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 mov...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 6.86 × 4.25 × 1.1 inPublished:July 1, 1989Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553278118

ISBN - 13:9780553278118

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Segal's Masterpiece I've never read a book so captivating as this. The story of 4 lives, from completely different upbringings, all striving to become doctors. The book takes us through their individual struggles, tragedies and triumphs, showing us how ANYONE can do ANYTHING with enough dedication. Beautifully written!
Date published: 2001-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating book to read. This is the first book I read from Erich Segal and I was thoroughly impressed! I am not good at writing reviews but I highly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates good writing. The story is about a group of students at Harvard Medical School and focuses on how their careers as doctors develops, the issues they face and how they relate to one another. There is a touch of romance which makes for a happy ending. I could hardly put this book down! I can easily see why is was a number 1 sellor.
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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

Editorial Reviews

"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