Books and Plays by Lawrence Martin, MD

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Author's Books and Plays are listed in chronologic order of first publication. Following each cover image is the title; year of publication; subject matter; current status. Book titles in red type are for a medical audience; all others are written for the general reader.


Breathe Easy -- Guide to lung and respiratory diseases for patients and their families Breathe Easy: A Guide to Lung Diseases for Patients and Their Families; 1984; covers all major lung diseases; out of print (click on image or title for on-line text)


Pulmonary Physiology in Clinical Practice Pulmonary Physiology in Clinical Practice; 1985; covers pulmonary physiology as it applies to patient care; written for doctors and medical students; out of print (click on image or title for on-line text)


Pickwickian:  Medical and Ethical Challenges in the ICU "Pickwickian" and Other Stories of Intensive Care; 1991; stories about ICU patients, written for a lay audience; updated with added stories and title change in 2001 (see "We Can't Kill Your Mother!"). (Click on title for on-line text of updated version)


Saga of the a major residential construction case in Ohio And They Built A Crooked House (Ghost-writer); 1992; out of print (click on title for on-line text)


Sequel to Crooked House Crumbling Dreams: What You Must Know Before Building or Buying a New House (or Condo) (Ghost-writer); 1993; out of print (click on title for on-line text)


Unique web sites on golf Why Are You Still a Hacker?; 1995; an on-line book for the high-handicap golfer; click on image or title for on-line text


House Officer Survivors Guide House Officer's Survival Guide: Rules, Laws, Lists and Other Medical Musings; 1996; click on title or image for on-line text
Scuba Diving Explained:  Medical Aspects of scuba diving Scuba Diving Explained: Questions and Answers on Physiology and Medical Aspects; 1997; covers medical aspects of scuba diving, written for a lay audience; out of print (click on image or title for on-line text)


All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases; a textbook for doctors and medical students; 1st Ed. 1992; 2nd Ed 1999; French edition published 1992; Japanese edition published 2000. In print; click here for Amazon link.
ICU Stories:  Ethical and Medical Challenges in the ICU "We Can't Kill Your Mother!" and Other Stories of Intensive Care; stories about ICU patients, written for a lay audience; 2001, then re-published in 2011 in paperback and all e-book formats; click here for book on Amazon.com..


Ouimet:  An American Hero Ouimet: An American Hero (An original screenplay); 2002; play about the 1913 U.S. Open in golf, held in Brookline, MA and won by the amateur Francis Ouimet; click on title or image to read part of the on-line play
Sleep Medicine Review Kryger's Sleep Medicine Review; one of four co-authors; 1st edition 2011; 2nd edition 2015; a review of sleep medicine for physicians studying for the sleep medicine board exam; Click here for Amazon link
Sherman's Mistress in Savannah Sherman's Mistress in Savannah: A Novel; 2012; fictional account of the General's mistress in Savannah, Ga., with deep historical background about Sherman's brief stay there (Dec. 1864-Jan 1865).;available in print and in e-book format; click on title for Amazon link


Sherman's Memoirs:  Savannah Sherman's Memoirs: Savannah (a 2-act play); 2012; portions available on-line (click on title or image)


OUT of Time:  An Alternative Outcome to the Civil War Out of Time: An Alternative Outcome to the Civil War; a novel about how the South fought the North to stalemate and thus preserved its indepedendence; published 2015; available on Amazon Kindle, all Smashwords e-books and in paperback


Consenting Adults Only Consenting Adults Only; a novel about a Las Vegas ED physician who gets into some trouble. Available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle.


The Wall:  Chronical of a Scuba Trial

A young woman disappears scuba diving off Grand Cayman Island. A year later there is a civil trial. Who was responsible for her death?

KINDLE e-book

SMASHWORDS e-book formats (Nook, etc.)


Gravity Will Always Pull You Down

A Child's Introduction to Gravity. Picture book for grades 1-6 (ages 6-12)


Uke Syllabus

Notes for the Beginning Ukulele Player. Some things you should know but probably don't

An Online-only Syllabus.


Boy Who Dreamed Mount Everest RPLA - 2nd Place Badge

The Boy Who Dreamed Mount Everest (Middle Grade Fiction, ages 8-12)


LibertyStreet-cover

Book in progress...Liberty Street: A Novel of Late Civil War Savannah. Click here to read Part 1 of 2 Parts.

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