Author John G. Deaton Announces New Edition of ‘The Death of Maria Chavarria’

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Revised edition of experienced doctor’s medical memoir released.

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I want them to understand that what happened to Maria Chavarria most definitely happened to other patients in other cities and doctors of that character.

In his newly updated and re-released memoir “The Death of Maria Chavarria: One Man's Journey from Doctor to Damnation” (published by iUniverse), author John G. Deaton looks back on his experiences as a young medical intern who witnesses a medical murder and brazen cover-up, an event that eventually caused him to be alienated from clinical medicine.

A 17-year-old new mother suffers a complication after delivery that turns out to be intestinal obstruction. She dies a week later, never having received the surgery that would have saved her. The intern who cared for her, Deaton, is devastated, abandons the idea of being a doctor, and ultimately realizes that Maria may have been the victim of doctor’s choice, a previously unidentified method of, virtually, a doctor killing a patient without anyone being the wiser.

“The Death of Maria Chavarria” is a unique memoir – the first part of a trilogy – delving into Deaton’s career in the medical field. Called “positively brilliant” in a Kirkus Review, Deaton’s story will grab the attention of anyone who has ever had a doctor, an illness or has entered the hospital. Deaton hopes it helps readers become more cognizant about what can go wrong with the doctor-patient relationship and how they might fend for themselves when authority is split from responsibility.

“I wish to make the book a part of the readers’ lives,” says Deaton. “I want them to understand that what happened to Maria Chavarria most definitely happened to other patients in other cities and doctors of that character. Those doctors, unfortunately, are always with us.”

“The Death of Maria Chavarria” has been selected for inclusion in the iUniverse Star program, which recognizes excellence in writing and commercial success.

“The Death of Maria Chavarria: One Man's Journey from Doctor to Damnation”
By John G. Deaton, M.D.
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 388 pages | ISBN 9781938908248 |
E-Book | 388 pages | ISBN 9781938908255 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John G. Deaton, M.D., graduated with high honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1963. He was board-certified in internal medicine in 1970 and, in 1971, left clinical medicine. Deaton is a retired senior lecturer from the University of Texas at Austin and the author of seven previous books.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebook on Twitter.

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