Michael Palmer

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

October 30, 2013



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.


Michael Palmer isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.
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

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Natural Causes

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The Last Surgeon

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The First Patient

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The Fifth Vial

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A Heartbeat Away

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The Second Opinion

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The Patient

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Oath of Office (Dr. Lou Wel...

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-Gabe Singleton remembering his counselor's first advice-”
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