ISBN 9780553278118,Doctors



Erich Segal


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 1989

ISBN 9780553278118

ISBN-10 0553278118


Number of Pages 688 Pages
Language (English)

Literary theory

Doctors is a book in literary fiction by Erich Segal. It depicts the lives of two people right from childhood. It portrays their lives as doctors in the midst of troubles and how they face them. Summary Of The Book This book, Doctors, is written to make the readers witness an excerpt from the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. The story encompasses the life and career of two persons named Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano. It starts with their lives as kids and slowly starts portraying the way in which they converted their childhood ambitions of becoming doctors into reality. After that, the story moves on to their lives as interns. It depicts the numerous hurdles and problems they encounter in their journey to be successful doctors. As a result, their various character traits and qualities come into light. They all are portrayed to be emotionally tormented periodically and facing dilemma at times. Afterwards, the story takes an interesting turn and the suspense is created to culminate in the conclusion of the happenings in their lives. It includes all the procedures involved in being an intern in a medical school and the troubles that accompany them. All human emotions and instincts are beautifully portrayed. It glorifies the friendship between the two persons, making it reach new heights. All the drama, romance, and suspense expected from a gripping story can be witnessed in this classic by Erich Segal. The simple way of writing followed in the story and its gripping plot makes the book a prolific read for people belonging to all generations. About Erich Segal Erich Segal was a very reputed writer, educator, and screenwriter. Apart from this book, he has authored many other books, some of which are A Change Of Seasons, Love Story, and Man, Woman and Child. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in the year 1937. Segal started his elementary education at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York. In the meantime, he used to visit to Switzerland to undertake his summer subjects. After finishing school, he went to Harvard University. From there, he earned a B.A. degree and later went on to obtain an M.A. degree too. Afterwards, he received a Ph.D. degree too. Segal started off his teaching life as a faculty member at Harvard University. But later on, he shifted to Yale University. He had the privilege of being invited as a visiting professor in classics at Princeton University and afterwards at the University of Munich. He received worldwide recognition for his verse translations of Plautus. Segal joined forces with the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club production and went on to produce numerous Hollywood screenplays for renowned movies like A Change of Seasons and Yellow Submarine. He succumbed to a heart attack in the year 2010.