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Bestselling Medical Suspense Author to Speak


Posted 03/27/2007
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Michael Palmer
Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., the author of 12 medical suspense novels, all of which became international best sellers, will speak in Lincoln Theater on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the University's Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To order tickets, call the University box office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.

Palmer's new novel, The Fifth Vial, was just released last month by St. Martin's Press. His fifth novel, Extreme Measures, was turned into a 1996 feature film starring Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

In addition to writing, Palmer is an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, a tax-exempt corporation within the Medical Society that is devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental and physical illnesses, behavioral issues, and chemical dependencies.

Palmer, who is board certified in internal medicine, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wesleyan University in 1989 and the Shining Star Award for Community Service from the Victory Programs of New England in 2003. He earned bachelor's degrees in biology and Russian from Wesleyan University, and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He interned at Boston City Hospital and did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Michael Palmer
Michael Palmer