DOCTOR MAX

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Doctor Max is a novelistic treatment of Dr. Gerson's life and work. The story begins in 1933 when Gerson, having already developed his cancer therapy, is forced by Hitler's racial laws to leave Germany. To keep his memory and method alive, Count Andrej Markhoff - an emigre Russian aristocrat whom Gerson has cured of the "incurable" disease, lupus - decides to write the great physician's biography. But hired Nazi assassins set off after the Count and the group of colorful characters who have gathered around him: ...
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Overview

Doctor Max is a novelistic treatment of Dr. Gerson's life and work. The story begins in 1933 when Gerson, having already developed his cancer therapy, is forced by Hitler's racial laws to leave Germany. To keep his memory and method alive, Count Andrej Markhoff - an emigre Russian aristocrat whom Gerson has cured of the "incurable" disease, lupus - decides to write the great physician's biography. But hired Nazi assassins set off after the Count and the group of colorful characters who have gathered around him: an ailing child (undergoing Gerson's treatment with the help of Fritz Mozart, Gerson's humorous and aging factotum), a former prostitute, a mute dog, Markhoff himself vanishes, and the author, who recovers his papers, inherits his passion for presenting Gerson's life. The scene shifts to a Mexican clinic, where the author observes the Gerson method at close hand, while incurring a new set of adventures as he unveils and further documents the anti-Gerson conspiracy. A surprise ending rounds off the tale.
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What People Are Saying

Albert Schweitzer
"I see in Doctor Max Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine."
Italo Calvino
"Great suspense, drama and narrative skill in the handling of an explosive theme. A writer who resembles no other."
Federico Sellini
"Giuliano Dego is a kind of writer I had thought no longer existed. He gives comfort, like a friend whose very memory you had believed lost forever."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882682013
  • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 1,088,437
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.39 (h) x 1.62 (d)

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