Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors – what makes them tick, scheme, hurt and love. From the crucible of med school's merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs – and sometimes tragedies – beyond, Doctors brings to vivid life the men and women who seek to heal but who must first walk through fire.
At the novel's heart is the unforgettable relationship of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, childhood friends who separately find unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love--until their friendship ripens into passion. Yet even their devotion to each other, even their medical gifts may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others.
Doctors – heartbreaking, witty, inspiring, and utterly, grippingly real – is a vibrant portrait that culminates in a murder, a trial and a miracle.
Previously published in Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands.