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Robin Cook

Physician / Writer

Born: 4 May 1940
Birthplace: New York City,
Best known as: The author of Coma
Robin Cook, a medical doctor, is a founding father of the "medical thriller" genre of popular fiction. His 1977 novel Coma was a sensation (and was turned into a film directed by another author/M.D., Michael Crichton). Cook's many other novels have included Outbreak (1987), Vital Signs (1991), and Toxin (1998). His 1999 novel Vector, the fictional tale of bioterrorists spreading anthrax in New York City, foreshadowed the real-life 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S.
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Cook is no relation to the former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, who died in 2005.

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