Thursday, June 30, 2005

Close to Home

The premise of Miracle Cure by Michael Palmer struck close to home. The book focuses on a miracle drug for people with heart disease, specifically hardening of the arteries. The drug has the "if it seems too good to be true" ya-sayers and its cheerleaders both. Inbetween the two sides in our hero, a recovering doctor with no license and a father who would benefit from the drug. All in all, it was a pretty good book. Some portions of it seemed contrived, especially at the beginning. The middle and ending make it worth your while though. It hits close to home because my mother has been identified has having a heart murmur and some other conditions. Being that close to a similar situation really helped put me in the shoes of the doctor who wants only the best for his father.

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