Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
It's not easy being a doctor or a patient in the grim and gripping novel The Laws of Invisible Things. In fact, it's often depressing
and sometimes deadly. The protagonist is Dr Michael Grant, a 35-year-old internist
and infectious disease specialist. He seems to be cursed with a sort of anti-Midas
touch: everything he contacts turns into disaster. A divorce, professional
burnout, an emerging infectious illness, fear of a malpractice suit, and his
own near-death experience are only some of the problems he must confront.
Miksanek T. Fiction. JAMA. 2004;292(7):869-870. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.869