The Death Committee
What if hospitals and doctors could quietly bury their mistakes? This fascinating, bestselling novel tells you why they can’t.
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The hospital Mortality Conference, known as "the Death Committee," meets to review case histories of patients who have died, to determine if a death could have been prevented, and to try to insure that any mistake will not be repeated. This New York Times bestseller is the story of three brilliant and exuberant young men who are brought together by their ambition and their passionate dedication to the practice of medicine.


Noah Gordon has had outstanding international success and his eight novels have been read by millions in thirty-five countries. The Physician, now a major motion picture, has been called a modern classic, and booksellers at the Madrid Book Fair voted it “one of the 10 best-loved books of all time.” Shaman was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Lorraine Gordon.


“Noah Gordon has succeeded in writing a book which . . . helps the reader to understand what goes into the making of a modern surgeon . . . A hard book to put down.” —The Boston Globe

“If you like a good story, told with a wealth of detail and insight into human nature on the part of doctors as well as patients, this book is just what the doctor ordered. You will not be able to put it down.” —The Hartford Times

“A big, authentic novel.” —The New York Times

“Admirably researched, ambitious, diligent, and swiftly paced.” —Chicago Sun-Times