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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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
I enjoy a good thriller but it was very difficult to get into the storyline and characters, the pacing seemed off, and a person would hope the varying storylines would start to come together in a more solid way vs. way off in the distance. Trying to keep it all straight, and remotely interesting, made my head hurt on more than one occasion and I had to quit reading at the 31% mark on my Kindle as life is just too short.
I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type up this review I see the pricing has reverted to $4.99 – I would give this one a pass.
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I really liked this audio book. It's perfect to listen to in the car!
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It was interesting because we all hope for a cure to Cancer. Read more
I really think the author did a great job of making this story real from cancer to the treatments to the struggles involved.Published 5 months ago by Lupe Kollasch
This book while the bad guys were typical
Scum. The good guys win out again. It gives you hope that someday there will be a cure for that ugly disease
Very good plot. The characters were true to life. Good story line that kept you not wanting to put the book down.Published 7 months ago by Dianne Elsenpeter
One word came to mind when considering a review of this book: 'staccato'....as the telling of the tale jumps all over the place like someone waving around a machine-gun on... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bevan
Thank God I read this book on my kindle, because it I wasn't able to keep track of all the characters and because I am not familiar with medical terms. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marybeth Cook
- This book is for people who like pharmaceutical/medical fiction.
- This book would interest those who are intrigued by drug trials, skin cancer, mad cow disease, corporate... Read more
Creative way to show people what the pharmacy's real bottom line is, money! Period! This is a story, so some of it is over the top, however, if you regularly read the news about... Read morePublished 14 months ago by maria g kok