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Author: Jeffrey Hudson
ISBN: 1568950527
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc (January 1, 1994)
Rating: 4.9
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I have read many of Michael Crichton's books in the past, but missed this one somehow. I decided to rectify that-I do love medical mysteries

I have read many of Michael Crichton's books in the past, but missed this one somehow. I decided to rectify that-I do love medical mysteries. As an aside-I also loved the TV series ER which he created.

A Case of Need is a medical thriller/mystery novel written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson. It was first published in 1968 by The World Publishing Company (New York) and won an Edgar Award in 1969

A Case of Need is a medical thriller/mystery novel written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson. It was first published in 1968 by The World Publishing Company (New York) and won an Edgar Award in 1969. The novel was adapted into the 1972 film The Carey Treatment, and the book was re-released in 1993 under Crichton's own name. The novel tackles the issues of abortion and racism as they were in late 1960s America.

Was it accidental Written as Jeffery Hudson in 1968. A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship

Written as Jeffery Hudson in 1968. Was it accidental Written as Jeffery Hudson in 1968. 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.

This book was first published in 1968 under the pen name of Jeffrey Hudson. It is a medical mystery written while Crichton was attending Harvard Medical School. A Case of Need A Signet Book (Том 8366) An NAL book. Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Hudson. It is a medical mystery written while Crichton was attending Harvard Medical School Читать весь отзыв. Издание: перепечатанное.

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Sir Jeffrey Hudson (1619 – circa 1682) was a court dwarf of the English queen Henrietta Maria of France

Sir Jeffrey Hudson (1619 – circa 1682) was a court dwarf of the English queen Henrietta Maria of France. He was famous as the "Queen's dwarf" and "Lord Minimus", and was considered one of the "wonders of the age" because of his extreme but well-proportioned smallness. He fought with the Royalists in the English Civil War and fled with the Queen to France but was expelled from her court when he killed a man in a duel.

An Edgar Award–winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park-and creator of the long-running NBC drama ER-A Case of Need is a superb medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate. Thriller & Crime Police Procedural. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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When a young woman dies mysteriously on an operating table and her physician is accused of murder, a colleague's investigation takes him from a deadly sex and drug underworld to the heights of Boston society as he searches for the truth
Comments (7)
Jan
First, let me say I was a Michael Crichton fan and an avid reader of his later works. Second, I'm glad I never encountered this early work because it might have put me off reading his later and much better works. The constant use of footnotes explaining the medical jargon that permeated the first part of the book was jarring. Fortunately, the footnotes disappeared in the last part of the book. The last of the book was the kind of the writing that made me a fan in the first place.

If you're not familiar with Crichton's works, don't let this one discourage you from reading his later works. You'll be missing out on a great writer if you do that.
funike
I always loved Michael Crichton and thought I had read all of his novels. Surprise! There are some that were written under an alias, mostly while he was in medical school. This one was written in the mid-sixties, when abortion, for the most part, was illegal. I was in high school in New Jersey in the mid-sixties, and there were a few stories of girls who were sent by their parents to Mexico and other countries for abortions. But, although it includes some some deep discussions, the story isn't really a pro-con thing about a woman's right to choose. It is, first and foremost, a mystery revolving around an abortion that ended in death - and it certainly is a good mystery! Whodunit? I didn't guess it, and so the ending was a "reveal" for me. All of Crichton's novels seem to have an educational aspect, and this one certainly did, even containing footnotes, but I found them easily checked or just as easily ignored on my Kindle. The story's the thing, but for the curious the book is also filled with information. It was written when Critchton was a beginning writer, and so maybe not as polished as his later works, but I thought it was great.
Perilanim
In this excellent medical thriller (written in 1969, an award winning book), taking place at a large Boston hospital, a doctor is accused of murder. The Randall family is well known for their medical professions and they reign high and mighty in the medical career field. But when daughter Karen Randall, 18 years old, dies after a botched abortion, a doctor is falsely charged with her murder. The reader can learn much about medical techniques and practices; there is a well defined glossary of terms at the end of each chapter. Also included at the end of the book is Michael Crichton's biography along with photos of his estate. An awesome story, highly recommend.
Vertokini
Michael Crichton has the rare ability to produce stimulating fast-paced fiction mixed with intelligent technical description. Crichton is a doc so the science tends to revolve around medicine and biology and this one was written under a pseudonym while he was in med school. It won the Edgar award in 1969 before the name Michael Crichton meant anything. The book is a whodunit centered around an abortion that may or may not have been necessary. It takes place before Roe v Wade so it deals with the social reactions as well as detection aspects. All in all a fine read.
Zadora
A Case of Need is the story of Dr. John Berry’s efforts to clear his fellow doctor and friend, Dr. Arthur Lee, after a teenager in his care dies from an illegal abortion. My first thought for a title for this review was, ‘You’ll need a scorecard to follow all the characters in this somewhat preachy, meandering plot involving an obstinate doctor who wants to play detective but has no idea how the criminal justice system works.’ But that seemed a bit long.

As mentioned above, the story deals with abortion and the need to broaden/relax the laws. So, depending on your political and religious leanings, you may find the story anywhere between contemporary and thought-provoking to depraved and immoral. Be advised.

Beyond the ethical position it takes, there is a story here with some suspense and good pacing. The suspense is provided by assembling a myriad of suspects and digging into the background of several witnesses, many of whom have their own secrets – drug use, infidelity, self-destructive behavior, deceitfulness. And surprisingly, Berry, with no authority and only some vague background in the Military Police, unearths all of this information singlehandedly. But after doing so, he doesn’t understand he has more than enough to raise reasonable doubt; then he doesn’t want to use this information because it’s too “dirty;” finally, he complains that the lawyer didn’t use it aggressively enough. The only consistency I could find in Berry was that he always wanted to play it alone and as a result, the circumstances that pitted him against the world were of his own making. That behavior doesn’t gain my empathy and tends to make my mind wander to other books I could be reading.

As a long-time Crichton fan, I thought I’d always be able to recommend one of his stories. I was wrong. My advice, look elsewhere for your reading entertainment.
FRAY
I have not yet finished the book, but it is interesting and holds my attention. Although this was an early novel of Crichton's, it is refreshing to encounter footnotes explaining mnemonics and medical details. Footnotes are particularly easy to bring up while reading on a Kindle - there is no need to flip pages to get to the end of the chapter and flip back. The primary draw for me is the protagonist fighting to break through the barriers to his investigation and the personal threats to himself set up by political powers of the medical establishment.
heart of sky
I have liked every novel written by Michael Crichton with the exception of the novel about a computer company. I don't even remember the title, and I just could not get into it. The Andromeda Strain is my favorite. I think anyone who likes to read fast-paced, exciting books with a decided medical tilt would enjoy A Case of Need: A Novel. But when the reader has finished this particular novel, don't stop there! Read on with his other novels. You will discover Michael Crichton to be a most talented writer.