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A new edition of one of the best books ever written about being a doctor: writing as aware and memorable as Chekhov’s.
“Williams’ shockingly vivid portraits of bigotry and bias ultimately serve to expose the normally opaque medical practitioner, examining the examiner where his flaws are most flagrant...The collection moves like a surgeon: It makes you uncomfortable and looks at you naked. Then, it changes you.” — Claudia Ross, Cleveland Review of Books
“This is powerful but not comfortable reading, in the prose of a poet and the vision of a healer. I wish all doctors would read it.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Stories written with the swift, concise, unsentimental exactitude of a great diagnostician who also happened to be a great poet.” — Philip Gourevitch
“A stunning combination of ease and urgency.” — Booklist
“The Doctor Stories are clinical vignettes at their best and most engaging: dramatic, lively, full of the heroism it takes to be human.” — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution