Synopsis of The Physician
A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her.
Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine.
But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.
Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia.
Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna.
How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic.
Synopsis of The Physician taken from Amazon