Summary

Boston, 1968
When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free.
In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?
The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn't the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.
A Case of Need was adapted to the screen as The Carey Treatment, directed by Blake Edwards and starring James Coburn.
©1968 Jeffery Hudson; Copyright renewed 1996 by CrichtonSun LLC (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 18-03-18

Sleep inducing

Sleep inducing - I have persevered with - certainly not my choice of book - story was very dated

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sandi Tipps on 08-06-16

A Case Of Need

As a OB- GYN nurse for 33+ years, this book was right down my alley.
I found it very enthralling and interesting, I especially liked all of the appendix info at the end!!!!! Good job!!!! 💐

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3 out of 5 stars
By Theresa on 10-02-18

When abortion was illegal

The central crime, illegal abortion seemed ancient. Was good to be reminded what the medical community and patients had to go through. Crichton doe good and he does great. This gets a good. Enough science to make the medical mystery classification. Not enough to learn much while being entertained.

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