Michael Palmer: The Last Surgeon

No, I am not going to do a book review of Palmer’s The Last Surgeon. Michael_Palmer

I just want to express my grief over the news about Michael Palmer’s death. Yes, I am actually one of the millions who have favored Michael Palmer as an author and surgeon. He had written some of the best medical thrillers i have ever read. My favorite: Silent Treatment. And now he is gone.

According to ABCNews:
Michael Palmer, a physician and best-selling suspense author whose “Extreme Measures” was adapted into a 1996 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, has died.

A statement Thursday from publisher St. Martin’s Press says Palmer died Wednesday at age 71 from complications relating to a stroke and heart attack.

Palmer’s 20th novel, “Resistant,” is to be published in May.

Palmer was a native of Springfield, Mass. He drew upon his medical background for such novels as “Side Effects” and “The First Patient,” a thriller about the president’s doctor.

You will always be remembered, Dr. Palmer. Your legacy is immortalized in your books.

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