Weissberger, Ruth E.

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Weissberger, Ruth E.


Education: Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, M.D.


Home—New Haven, CT.


Physician and writer.


The Cure for Remembering: A Dr. Nora Sternberg Mystery, Melville House (Hoboken, NJ), 2007.


Ruth E. Weissberger graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University. She currently practices internal medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Weissberger published her first novel, The Cure for Remembering: A Dr. Nora Sternberg Mystery, in 2007. The novel centers on Dr. Nora Sternberg, a doctor at Lafayette Hospital. Her Aunt Selma, who previously worked as a nurse at the same hospital, dies after having successful surgery on her hip. Strangely, she had requested to be transferred to a different hospital. Her will reveals some family secrets and opens up questions with the hospital, which is undergoing an internal investigation to find out why drugs and medicines have been disappearing from the hospital's inventory. Nora believes that the two mysteries may be linked and investigates this claim while her husband is in Norway directing a play.

Mervi Hamalainen, writing on the Curled Up with a Good Book Web site, remarked that "while the writing is smooth, it also wanders a little instead of staying tightly within the confines of the plot." Hamalainen conceded, however, that "in this case, it is mostly a good thing, allowing the characters room to develop." A critic writing in Kirkus Reviews commented that "a promising sleuth and reams of medical knowledge offset a thinly plotted debut."



Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2007, review of The Cure for Remembering: A Dr. Nora Sternberg Mystery.


Curled Up with a Good Book,http://www.curledup.com (July 11, 2008), Mervi Hamalainen, review of The Cure for Remembering.

Health Grades,http://www.healthgrades.com/ (July 11, 2008), author profile.