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The Bad Doctor: The Troubled Life and Times of Dr. Iwan James, Ian Williams, 2015

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Author, artist, and general practitioner in the United Kingdom, Ian Williams presents a narrative of medicine from the perspective of a doctor questioning his decision-making abilities. The protagonist, Dr. Iwan James, is a general practitioner with obsessive compulsive disorder. In the book, Dr. James faces typical dilemmas in his medical practice, such as terminal care, emergencies, and managing bereavement. However, Dr. James also ponders his own life, reflecting on his past as a troubled child and the everyday issues he encounters as an adult living in a small rural town.

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