Michael Stein

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Providence author and physician Michael Stein has an uncanny ability to make a medical case history read like a novel in his newest book, The Addict (William Morrow, 288 pages, $26). It's not only that he makes us care about the patients whose lives h
Michael Stein Examines The Addict
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 19, 2009

The failure of ‘tough-on-crime’ tactics

It was after midnight, and Dawn Jacques lay sleepless in her cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions, shuddering. Bathed in sweat, she stared at the ceiling for hours until it blurred.
Left untreated, drug addicts pose greater costs for everyone else 
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 08, 2008


In combining the dual careers of novelist and physician, Michael Stein has honed his skills of observation of characters and patients.
A doctor writes about coping with illness
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2007