Welcome to Bruce J. Hillman's Home Page

Bruce's Books and Author Events

Quick Links

Works by Bruce Hillman

Medicine and Health
With Jeff C. Goldsmith. The Sorcerer's Apprentice takes the reader from the most basic information to a critical evaluation of such complex topics as the use of imaging examinations to screen for disease and physicians recommending their patients for imaging examinations when they have a financial interest in the technology.
Creative Nonfiction
The Man Who Stalked Einstein With Birgit Ertl-Wagner and Bernd C. Wagner. By the end of World War I, Albert Einstein had become the face of the new science of theoretical physics. He held prestigious posts as professor at Berlin’s Humboldt University and director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics. Einstein, however, had made powerful enemies. The Man Who Stalked Einstein is about the relationship between Einstein and one of those enemies, 1905 Nobel Prize recipient, Philipp Lenard. Their story of conflict, pitting Germany’s most widely celebrated Jew against the Nazi scientist who was to become Hitler’s chief advisor on physics, had an impact far exceeding what was felt by the scientific community at the time. Indeed, their mutual antagonism affected the direction of science long after 1933, when Einstein took flight to America, and changed the history of two nations.
Creative Non-Fiction
A Plague on All Our Houses Dr. Michael Gottlieb was in his first year as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at UCLA when he made the discovery of AIDS, a new syndrome that would in short order become the most important new disease of the 20th century. The book details Dr. Gottlieb's conflict with the system and what became of his academic career during the seven years following the discovery.

Coming Oct. 4, 2016

The text you type here will appear directly below the image

New for 2016: New creative non-fiction by Bruce J. Hillman


The text you type here will appear directly below the image
The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb’s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood
In A Plague on All Our Houses, Dr. Bruce J. Hillman dissects the war of egos, money, academic power, and Hollywood clout that advanced AIDS research.
In 1981, Dr. Michael Gottlieb of UCLA cared for five formerly healthy gay men presenting with months-long fever, weight loss, and highly unusual infections, all testing positive for the same defect in their immune systems. He published his findings in a now iconic article in the New England Journal of Medicine and quickly became the medical face of the terrifying new epidemic when he became personal physician to Rock Hudson, the first celebrity AIDS patient.
Courted by the media, the gay community, and Hollywood, Gottlieb cofounded the charitable foundation, amfAR, which has raised vast sums for research and advanced public awareness. Far from supporting him, UCLA reacted with dismay to Gottlieb’s early work on AIDS, believing it would tarnish the reputation of the health center. Denied promotion and tenure in 1987, Gottlieb left UCLA for private practice just as the National Institutes of Health awarded the institution a $10 million grant for his work.
A Plague on All Our Houses follows Dr. Gottlieb’s relationships with his patients, colleagues, and family, during the first decade of the worldwide AIDS epidemic. The book offers a ringside seat to one of the most important medical discoveries and controversies of our time.

February 9, 2016 - Blackstone Audio released the unabridged audio version of The Man Who Stalked Einstein. Available in Audible download, CD set, and MP3 formats

March 18, 2016 - Dr. Hillman presented The Man Who Stalked Einstein at the Virginia Festival of the Book. C-SPAN video taped the hour-long presentation. The video can be downloaded from the C-SPAN archive (http:/​/​www.c-span.org/​search/​?searchtype=Videos&query=bruce+Hillman)

March 30, 2016 - Release of the Japanese language version of The Man Who Stalked Einstein.

May 12, 2016 - Dr. Hillman was interviewed by Ron Chepeziak, the host of the weekly, hour-long radio show, Crime Beat. The interview reached estimated nationwide audience of 200,000.

October 4, 2016 - ForeEdge Press will release Dr. Hillman's new creative non-fiction book, A PLAGUE ON ALL OUR HOUSES: MEDICAL INTRIGUE, HOLLYWOOD, AND THE DISCOVERY OF AIDS. The book is a highly personal account of the discovery of AIDS and what ensued, as experienced by the discoverer of AIDS, Dr. Michael Gottlieb.

September 30, 2016-January 31, 2017 - Author events celebrating the publication of A PLAGUE ON ALL OUR HOUSES, including: official launch at Page 158 bookstore, Wake Forest, NC; the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA; The Regulator bookstore, Durham, NC; Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh NC; Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; the Wonderland Book Club, Raleigh NC, and many more. SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS