Gene therapy is a hot topic these days and no matter how you feel about it you will love this book. It does give you insights into the medical profession. It also shows how researchers can manipulate statistics when it comes to test results to prove their point!! Even though this book is fictitious-it could very easily happen given the right circumstances. This is another one of those page turners that you won’t be able to put down-------
From the Back of the Book:
Even in the age of the genome and sophisticated biotechnology, medical progress still moves at a snail’s pace. Seasoned investigators, matured by experience, accept the virtue of the too-slow scientific process, while the young, brought up in a world of instant gratification, barrel ahead never looking back to see the havoc in their wake.
So it is with Dr. Harmony Lane. In her single minded obsession to cure, she cuts corners and treats a desperately ill woman with an experimental viral vector provided by an unscrupulous research scientist. While he shares her impatience, he cares nothing for her humanistic sensibilities. She uses a similar vector on her patients with autoimmune diseases.
While the vector has remarkable curative properties, it soon becomes clear that it has devastating and lethal side effects.
The race is on to cure or at least control the vector before it kills again.
The novel proves, once again, that “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.
This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Nobel
About the Author
Dr. Gold practiced internal medicine and nephrology (diseases of the kidney) in Berkeley, California for twenty-three years. He was an active participant in the hospital’s quality assurance program. Dr. Gold served as chief of the department of internal medical and family practice.
After retiring, Dr. Gold set sail with his wife, Doris and their cat, Funina. They cruised Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean on a Sparkman and Sparkman cutter. They sold the sailboat and cruised Florida, the Bahamas, the United States East Coast and Canada on a Nordic Tug.
They are back on land in spectacular Grass Valley, California.
You can visit Dr. Gold here: http://www.lawrencegoldmd.com
or on his blog where you can see the other books (NOVELS) he's written: http://drgoldsfiction.blogspot.com/
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