A Case of Need was published in 1969 under the pseudonym Jeffrey Hudson. This was before his best sellers and movie successes, so maybe he was still thinking of his medical career. The book was reprinted about 25 year later with one modification. The editors removed the steps in the chemical synthesis of LSD.
Regardless, the book is interesting because as a new writer Michael Crichton wrote a bit like Robin Cook with an over abundance of technical medical jargon. However, even as a new writer, this book has engaging characters and plots. I finished in in one day. Its probably hard to find, but well worth the effort.
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