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The second opinion, Michael Palmer

Label
The second opinion
Title
The second opinion
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palmer
Title variation
2nd opinion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed as a teen with Asperger's syndrome, has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind, and a remarkable recall of details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts have led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of the hospital, and to embrace working with the poor, embattled patients of Doctors Without Borders. Her father, Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in the world, and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for Diagnostic Medicine at Boston's sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic. Thea's rewarding life in Africa is turned upside-down when Petros is severely injured by a hit-and-run driver. He is in the Beaumont ICU, in a deep coma. No one thinks he will survive. Thea must return home. Two of Petros' other children, both physicians, battle Thea and her eccentric brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be withheld. As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster, it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros, himself, is the only witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain. In The Second Opinion, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test
Summary
Possessing a brilliant mind for medicine in spite of her inability to comprehend the dynamics of traditional medicine, Asperger's patient and doctor Thea Sperelakis is baffled when her siblings refuse care to their hit-and-run victim father
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
294854
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Physician and patient
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Physician and patient
  • Physicians
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The second opinion, Michael Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn254154278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780312343552
Lccn
2008040693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)254154278
Label
The second opinion, Michael Palmer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn254154278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780312343552
Lccn
2008040693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)254154278

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