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Even Doctors Cry - Love, Death, Scandal and a Terribly Flawed Medical…

by Alvin Reiter MD

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As the debate continues to heat up over health care in America, a new book from a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is a timely, thought-provoking, and urgent wake-up call. In Even Doctors Cry: Love, Death, Scandal and a Terribly Flawed Medical System, Dr. Alvin Reiter recounts his own traumatic ordeal with a system that he, as a doctor, had once trusted implicitly, and presents a shocking insider’s look into the world of medicine through the tragic true story of one of its most unlikely victims.

With a cast of unforgettable characters, a compulsively readable writing style, and its important message, Even Doctors Cry is a powerful book.

“I always felt like Clark Kent putting on my surgical outfit,'' Reiter wrote about his transformative role.

Then came a time when even Superman could not help.

In 1994, Alvin was diagnosed with incurable Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and given less than a 40% chance of living 6 years, while his wife Karen was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 1999 and given a 95% chance of total cure.

The doctor survived, but Karen did not. She died of metastatic breast cancer in May 2003. Her premature death was aided and abetted by her oncologist, breast and liver surgeons and the gross failure of the medical system in which human error, negligence and hubris can, and did, take a life.

In the midst of Karen's struggle for life, Reiter became the pawn of some of his ''respected'' colleagues as part of an FBI investigation. Sadly, his paradise was a fool's paradise.
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