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  • Published: 7 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099601111
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Five Patients



ER has become the most succesful television series in the world since CHARLIE'S ANGELS. Michael Crichton created the series from his own experiences as a medical doctor in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and wards of Massachusetts General Hospital. FIVE PATIENTS is Michael Crichton's true account of the real life dramas so vividly portrayed in ER. A construction worker is seriously injured in a scaffold collapse: a middle-aged despatcher is brought in suffering from a fever that has reduced him to a delirious wreck; a young man nearly severs his hand in an accident; an airline traveller suffers chest pains; a mother of three is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.

  • Published: 7 March 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099601111
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Michael Crichton

Date: 2003-05-13
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. He is also a film director and the creator of the hit television series ER.

Date: 2013-08-06
Born in Chicago in 1942, Michael Crichton first trained as a doctor before going on to become one of the most successful writers in the world. In 1994 he achieved a feat unmatched by any other writer: by having simultaneously a number one TV series, book and movie with, respectively, ER (which he created), Disclosure and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, on its release the highest-grossing film of all time. He also directed several movies, including The Great Railway Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. His high-concept thrillers were international bestsellers, and in total his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.

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Praise for Five Patients

Crichton writes superbly

Chicago Tribune

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