Doctor tells thrilling tale, by Holly McKay (19 Aug 2014 Stonnington Leader)

AN ARMADALE doctor believes he has written the world’s very first bioethical thriller. Professor and physician Paul Komesaroff ’s latest book, Riding a Crocodile: A Physician’s Tale, explores the issues and ethics of life and death.

Prof Komesaroff said the book goes behind the scenes at a hospital and follows a physician
who becomes aware of disturbing changes taking place in the hospital.

“It explores the daily life of a practising doctor as he encounters a range of different problems that come up with his patients, his personal life and the hospital.

“It’s written as a detective story and a thriller. It’s the first bioethical thriller.”

Prof Komesaroff works at Monash University and is also director of the Centre for Ethics in
Medicine and Society.

Riding a Crocodile is his 14th book, but his first work of fiction. It is available from bookshops
and online.

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