I will prescribe regimen for the good of my pa- tients, according to my judgment and ability, and never do harm to anyone. To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug, nor give advice which may cause his death. Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion. But I will preserve the purity of my life and my art. . .
--FROM THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH DEMANDED OF THE YOUNG PHYSICIAN ABOUT TO ENTER UPON THE PRACTICE OF HIS PROFESSION.
There is no moral obligation to conserve DNA.
All heart surgeons are bastards and Conway is no exception.
C'est depuis lors que je me sens bien dans ma peau.
A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?
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Murder? Botched surgery? Accidental malpractice? Someone violating the Hippocratic oath? No one knows exactly.... Only one doctor is willing to push his way through the hidden medical data and secrets to learn the truth.