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Librarian Note: Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.

Dr. Robin Cook (born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York) is an American doctor / novelist who writes about medicine, biotechnology, and topics affecting public health.

He is best known for being the author who created the medical-thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thriller genre of writing. His books have been bestsellers on the "New York Times" Bestseller List with several at #1. A number of his books have also been featured in Reader's Digest. Many were also featured in the Literary Guild. Many have been made into motion pictures.

Cook is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of Medic
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Robin Cook Well, Debra, that is a little like asking a parent which child they love more! Each of my books is like an offspring with its own history and…moreWell, Debra, that is a little like asking a parent which child they love more! Each of my books is like an offspring with its own history and personality. I do everything when it comes to writing. Not only do I write every word, I do all my own research, which often requires great effort, including travel to exotic locations. For Chromosome 6 i actually traveled to West Africa so I could describe the scenes in the book from direct experience. Researching Intervention I went under St. Peters Cathedral in Rome, then to Israel, and also Egypt. For Vector I interviewed the highest ranking defector from the Soviet Union who worked in the Russian Germ Warfare Organization. I know you are not going to be satisfied with this answer to your question, so if I had to choose, I suppose I would say my last book, Charlatans, only because it is still so much in my mind. All at the best, Robin Cook (less)
Robin Cook I have noticed like everyone else that the internet and the creation of social media is changing our culture in a rapid fashion, mainly by changing…moreI have noticed like everyone else that the internet and the creation of social media is changing our culture in a rapid fashion, mainly by changing the culture of children. But now that it has been going on for so many years, our entire culture is changing. We are all becoming more narcissistic and a bit more fake as we try to present ourselves in ways that produce a positive effect in people we know and even with people we don't know. As this all occurred to me, I started to see that the same forces reshaping our culture are also reshaping medicine. Charlatans is the book that resulted from this understanding, with a specific message for how medical education will need to change. All the best, Robin Cook(less)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! I know it is already January 2, 2018, and I meant to do this post yesterday on New Year's Day but between a little bit of skiing (it was too cold), watching a bit of football (bowl games!), keeping the fire going, working on Pandemic, and having a great New Year's Dinner, the day melted away (lol as if that wasn't a full day!) This morning when I woke up here in New Ham... Read more of this blog post »
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