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Biography: I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, my family ascended to the Island. After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate medical training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology. I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice and served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice. For many years, I was an active member of the quality assurance committee. We retired in October 1995 before fate could intervene. We sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man’s out; we bought a Nordic Tug trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire East Coast and Canada. I’ve written nine novels, five in the Brier Hospital Series, and one non-fiction book, I Love My Doctor, But…, a lighthearted look at the patient/doctor relationship. I write primarily to entertain, but I can’t help but pass on to readers observations and beliefs culled from years of practice, and yes, my biases, too. I strive for realism in portraying the medical scene which is gripping enough without melodrama or gimmicks. With even a minor degree of success in writing novels, comes responsibility to readers. I attempt to produce honest material that reflects my beliefs. Exposing these beliefs to the public through my writing requires courage, stupidity, or both. My fans have been generous, and although nobody enjoys criticism, I’ve learned much from that, too. The novel that expresses most clearly my candor, and my bias, is For the Love of God. The novel reflects my attitudes toward those who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their children for their personal religious beliefs. We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 15 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, an 8 year old Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids.

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  • File Size: 714 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Grass Valley Publishing (August 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ELWQ4IA
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I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, we ascended to the Island.
After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago.
The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room.
I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology.
I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU and served as Chief of Medicine.
My wife Dorlis and I retired in October 1995 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man's out; we bought a Nordic Tug, a trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, the entire East Coast and completed two 'Circle trips' to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second.
I wrote professionally as a physician to inform but rarely to entertain, at least not on purpose.
First, Do No Harm was published in April 2007. No Cure for Murder was released in August 2011. For the Love of God was published in January 2012 and The Sixth Sense in July 2012.
In the last two years, I've written three screenplays based on my novels and hope to see one or more produced for the screen. I submitted my screenplay, Rage to the 80th Annual Writer's Digest contest and won honorable mention (57 out of 11,000).
We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 13 year old Mike, a terrier mix and Bennie, a 7 year old purebred though enormous Yorkie.

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Gold demonstrates once again that he is a master at writing the medical thriller. While he goes a little extreme in his depiction of the lengths that a drug company will go to maintain their level of profits, it is arguably a difference of degree rather than a difference in kind. Malignant melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer but it is also feared in that it can metastasize so quickly that a very small dot on the skin can be the source for a systemic infection that can quickly kill. Furthermore, the incidence rate has tripled in the United States in the last twenty years. Another disease that is feared is the human form of Mad Cow Disease, where the brain is literally eaten away.
Terri Powell is a physician that is devastated by the sudden death of her husband Richard due to melanoma. It is sadly ironic because Richard was a cancer researcher. To deal with her grief, Terri becomes a cancer researcher and she is involved in the Phase I trial of a very promising treatment for advanced melanoma.
Kendall Pharmaceuticals is the patent holder on two drugs that are about to go generic, essentially wiping out their revenue stream. It is clear to the executives that without the quick development of a new blockbuster drug, the company will go bankrupt. Therefore, Richard Kendall, the current CEO and son of the company founder, enlists some fellow conspirators in a devious plan to develop and patent a new treatment for melanoma. These people will stop at nothing in order to pad their personal and corporate profits and although she is tough and resourceful, Terri is in great danger.
The new treatment is called BCG and it is now undergoing the first stage of clinical trials on humans.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dii TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 17, 2013
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If you think for one moment that A Simple Cure by Lawrence W. Gold is going to be another run of the mill medical mystery/thriller straight from the same test tube as all the rest, you would be so wrong! First, I highly suggest you read what the author has to say in the beginning of the book, it's fascinating and educational, because once you get to the first page of this fast-paced novel, you will be in for the ride of your life!

What goes through your mind when you hear the word, cancer, melanoma, in particular? Globally, researchers are trying to find a cure, pharmaceutical companies are pouring money into research and development, but what is more important, their bottom line or saving lives? Corporate espionage and even murder become entangled in a huge cover up when an experimental drug shows amazing results in trials. The long term risks are unknown, and when patients start developing "Mad Cow" symptoms and dying, the cover-up becomes lethal, the players are dark and sinister and maybe just a little out of control. Can a team of investigators, scientists and doctors get to the bottom of how drug vials have gone missing, contaminated drugs have gotten into the hands of the patient trials team? All fingers point to one drug company in particular. Who else will die before they are stopped? What about the patients exposed to the contaminated drug? Is the possibility of being cured of cancer worth the new found threat? To what ends would you go to please the head of your company or save a friend's life? The ending will surprise you.

Lawrence Gold uses his knowledge of the medical field to take the reader deep into the world of research, drug trials and the ethical questions faced daily in the medical profession when a patient pleads for a miracle at any cost.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Autumn Blues Reviews on October 17, 2013
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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the doors of a research laboratory or a pharmaceutical? In this thriller, A Simple Cure, Dr. Gold takes you on a trip behind the scene where two different companies with two different values come together in search of a cure for malignant melanoma. Short on funding, People for Alternative Treatment (PAT), who specialize in finding cures for rare diseases merges with Kendall Pharmaceuticals, a company who pushes all buttons to get what they want at all costs, even if it means their clinical trials may kill.

The main character in this story is Terri Powell, who after losing her husband to malignant melanoma, becomes completely relentless in finding a cure for the disease. At the start of the novel, a courier carrying an experimental vaccine used for tuberculosis that has shown promising results in treating malignant melanoma is killed, immediately after everything begins to spiral out of control.

Even after some pretty horrific side-effects, Kendall still has high expectations of using the vaccine in clinical trials, after receiving a batch of the vaccine, that unknown to them is contaminated. The reason is totally monetary, as the tuberculosis vaccine, after being administered to the lab rats looks to have cured the melanoma. However the other alarming side effects that come later are dismissed. This dismissal however comes at a high cost, when one of lab employees who is about to disclose them is killed and other are being harassed and threatened.

This is a fast paced thriller that takes the reader on a spine tingling ride. Personally, I have not known anyone with this form of cancer and really hadn't given it much consideration. I had no idea how aggressive malignant melanoma can be and how it affects the body.
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