John Michael Crichton, M.D. (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author, film producer, film director, and television producer best known for his science fiction and techno-thriller novels, films, and television programs. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide.
Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology were present in an important part of his novels. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1969, and did post-doctoral fellowship study at the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, from 1969 to 1970. In 1988, he was Visiting Writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Among his novels and works that include Medicine, Biochemistry and molecular topics are included “A case of Need” (Abortion), “The Andromeda Strain” (Disseminated Intravascular coagulation, blood pH, mutations), “Next”, (Genetic Research), “Jurassic Park” and its sequel “The Lost World” (Genetic Research), “The Terminal man” (Psychiatry, Epilepsy), and of course, the “ER” television drama (Crichton was also the creator and executive producer).
Michael Crichton also wrote a non-fictional book relating his hospital experiences at Massachussets General Hospital in Boston. In this book, called “Five patients”, Crichton follows the history of five patients, and include issues related to drug prices, and healthcare costs and polices.
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