An American fiction author and doctor, he’s most widely known for his semi-autobiographical novel, That non-e Should Pass away. Two of his various other books, Sangaree and Doctors’ Wives, had been adapted into movies (in 1953 and 1971, respectively). His books marketed up to sixty million copies during his life time. He researched at Duke College or university and subsequently went to medical college at Johns Hopkins College or university. He proved helpful in Jacksonville, Florida, as your physician and started writing fiction privately. His family shifted from Washington D.C. to NEW YORK when he was five yrs . old. One of is own novels was modified right into a film starring Gene Hackman.