Richard Hooker (author)
Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr. (February 1, 1924 – November 4, 1997) was an American writer and surgeon. He wrote under the pseudonym Richard Hooker.
Hornberger's best-known work was his novel MASH (1968), based on his dramatic and comedic experiences as a wartime army surgeon doctor during the Korean War (1950–1953). It was used as the source for an award-winning movie movie – M*A*S*H (1970) and the long running television series (1972–1983) of the same name.
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- "H. Richard Hornberger, 73, Surgeon Behind 'M*A*S*H'", The New York Times, November 7, 1997