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The Good Doctor

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:994
  1. Andrew Iles (
  1. BMJ Clegg scholar

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    Damon Galgut

    Atlantic Books, £10.99, pp 215 ISBN 1 84354 201 3

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    Shortlisted for this year's Man Booker prize, The Good Doctor is a tale of personal conscience and its outcomes. The novel tells the story of two doctors and the rural hospital in which they work. The hospital is dilapidated and ghostly, with few patients passing through its doors, and is blighted by lack of funds and the indifference of its staff. Its location …

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