The Doctor Stories
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The Doctor Stories

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The Doctor Stories collects thirteen of Williams's stories (direct accounts of his experiences as a doctor), six related poems, and a chapter from his autobiography that connects the world of medicine and writing, as well as a new preface by Atul Gawande, an introduction by Robert Coles (who put the book together), and a final note by Williams's son (also a doctor), about his famous father. The writings are remarkably direct and freshly true. As Atul Gawande notes, "Reading these tales, you find yourself in a conversation with Williams about who people really are--who you really are. Williams recognized that, caring for the people of his city, he had a front-row seat to the human condition. His writing makes us see it and hear it and grapple with it in all its complexities. That is his lasting gift."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 13mm | 180g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0811228177
  • 9780811228176
  • 54,231

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Stories written with the swift, concise, unsentimental exactitude of a great diagnostician who also happened to be a great poet.--Philip Gourevitch
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