The Seven-Point Star: a novel about underground medicine

The Seven-Point Star: a novel about underground medicine

by Edward J. Harshman

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Overview

This science fiction adventure is about a disgruntled doctor who, infuriated by modern medical practice demands, practices in secret and uses lectures given by patients and friends to recruit patients to his underground practice. He and his associates all but take over the local hospital, unknown to its administration.Alternative medicine treatments are part of the plot and are explained for the layman. There's a scene in which three frustrated doctors use well-explained scientific principles, while roaring drunk, to make a complete mockery of organized medicine using bad puns.The novel ends with a tribute to Ayn Rand and ❝Atlas Shrugged.❞

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453603390
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City in 1955, Edward Harshman became a computer programmer before entering medical school and did house calls in his home town before attending business school. Frustrated with constraints on medical freedom, he practiced medicine in a stand-alone office in Maine from 2006 to 2015, meanwhile having a run-in with the Maine medical board (information about Complaint CR10-206 will be available from the Maine board through 2021), and left Maine in 2016. He now lives in Florida.

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