Doctor Stories by William Carlos WilliamsDoctor Stories by William Carlos Williams

Doctor Stories

byWilliam Carlos Williams

Paperback | January 6, 1981

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These writings, together with Dr. Robert Coles's enthusiastic appraisal of teaching Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams's personal and touching filial account, "My Father, the Doctor," make up an intriguing and timely study of the poet as a physician of rare humanity and self-knowledge. As Coles suggests, Dr. Williams's writing can help many others take a knowing look at the medical profession.
Robert Coles (1929- ) graduated from Harvard College in 1950 with a degree in English Literature. Although he originally intended to pursue literature further, William Carlos Williams persuaded him to go into medicine. He is currently a child psychiatrist and a professor at Harvard University.
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Title:Doctor StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.45 inPublished:January 6, 1981

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811209261

ISBN - 13:9780811209267

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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 (The Book List)

Impoverished patients was the rich literary lode his muse mined late every evening [or] snatched from his busy practice. — Richard Sobel, MD (Family Medicine)