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Robin Cook

Born: 4-May-1940
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Coma

Military service: US Navy (Lt. Cmdr.)

An ophthalmologist by training, Cook spent his residence at Queens Hospital in Honolulu and also Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, followed by service in the US Navy. An author of medical fiction mostly with single-word titles, his breakthrough psychological-thriller novel Coma was directed by fellow doctor/novelist Michael Crichton and became an unfortunate icon of 1970s popular culture.

Father: Edgar Lee Cook
Mother: Audrey Cook
Wife: (married twice, divorced twice, no children)

    Medical School: MD, Columbia University (1966)

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Author of books:
Coma (1977)
Outbreak (1987)
Vital Signs (1991)
Contagion (1996)
Chromosome Six (1997)
Toxin (1998)
Vector (1999)
Abduction (2002)
Seizure (2003)

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