Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

in Springfield, MA, The United States
October 09, 1942



Michael Palmer, M.D., 1942-2013, was the author of Political Suicide, Oath of Office, A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages.

He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and served as an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.

Michael died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in New York. He was 71.


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Greetings from Boston’s North Shore,

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post, but with the winter months approaching and my sixteenth medical thriller A HEARTBEAT AWAY finalized for a February 15th release, I figured it appropriate to take a moment and reflect upon some of what I am thankful for in my life as a writer.

First of all, given the current e-book surge I’d like to dedicate this... Read more of this blog post »
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Silent Treatment

3.94 avg rating — 3,984 ratings — published 1995 — 25 editions
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Natural Causes

3.92 avg rating — 3,666 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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The Last Surgeon

3.87 avg rating — 3,600 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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3.96 avg rating — 3,469 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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The First Patient

3.70 avg rating — 3,210 ratings — published 1998 — 34 editions
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The Fifth Vial

3.85 avg rating — 2,835 ratings — published 2007 — 40 editions
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A Heartbeat Away

3.79 avg rating — 2,685 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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The Second Opinion

3.73 avg rating — 2,386 ratings — published 2009 — 36 editions
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The Patient

3.90 avg rating — 2,078 ratings — published 2000 — 28 editions
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Oath of Office (Dr. Lou Wel...

3.65 avg rating — 2,171 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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“Sometimes we have to hit bottom before we figure out how to really enjoy life.”
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