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07/19/2013 06:16 pm ET

Michael Crichton Pseudonym: Writer's Secret Life While In Med School (VIDEO)


J.K. Rowling isn't the only pseudonym in town. Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, wrote his first books while a medical student, under the name John Lange (and in 1968, Jeffery Hudson) so that his professors wouldn't know that he had such a time-consuming side project.

The books are now being made available as ebooks by Open Road Media as a series called The Med School Years. Check out the video above to see footage of Crichton, who died in 2008, as well as some of the people who knew him during this time.

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