Medicine has played a role in the lives of many who became prominent authors. How so?

Answer: English iconic writer W Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) gave up medicine to become a very successful author, as did British Romantic poet John Keats (1795-18210. French novelist Gustave Flaubert’s (1821-1880) father was a successful doctor. 20th century author Michael Crichton (1942-2008) relinquished a career in medicine for the path of letters.

Source: The Summing Up by W Somerset Maugham; General Historical Texts.

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