Physicians Turned Literary Figures

An apple a day keeps writerly ambition at bay? Nope, that's not a saying.

Many medical doctors have gone on to figure prominently in the literary world. Which of the following authors were also physicians?

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Physician

Not a Physician

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Dr. Phil McGraw

Physician

Not a Physician

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Ayn Rand

Physician

Not a Physician

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Physician

Not a Physician

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W. Somerset Maugham

Physician

Not a Physician

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Robert Heinlein

Physician

Not a Physician

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Michael Crichton

Physician

Not a Physician

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Anton Chekhov

Physician

Not a Physician

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William Faulkner

Physician

Not a Physician

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William Carlos Williams

Physician

Not a Physician

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Robin Cook

Physician

Not a Physician