Natural Causes

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Bantam Books, 1994 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Dr. Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn't know that two other women have already died under horrifying identical circumstances. And so begins Sarah's own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only thing these women have in common. Soon Sarah is fighting to save her career, her reputation--her life. For she's certain there must be some unknown factor linking these women, and as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone will do anything--even murder--to keep a devastating secret. "Reinvents the medical thriller."- "Library Journal"

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An interesting page turner. - Goodreads
Good.But usual predicted pattern of writing. - Goodreads
Predictable ending, but still good through the end. - Goodreads
Palmer never disappoints with plot twists. - Goodreads
It was easy to guess parts of the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rebecca McNutt - Goodreads

Similar to Robin Cook's Coma, this book takes all of society's fears about the modern-day hospitals and healthcare systems and creates a nightmarish view on just what the wrong drugs can do. Human ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I couldn't really connect with the heroine even halfway through, so I bailed. Read full review

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Michael Palmer was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 9, 1942. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Afterwards, he conducted research for the National Air Pollution Control Administration in Cincinnati in order to fulfill his two-year military obligation. He spent 20 years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine and is currently an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. His has written numerous books including 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.

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