Fresh from medical school in the winter of , the young and inexperienced Dr. Bomgard assumes the role of the only doctor in a provincial Russian hospital. This item:A Alma Classics Young Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov Mikhail Bulgakov () was a Soviet Russian author and playwright best. : A Young Doctor’s Notebook (): Mikhail Bulgakov: Books.

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The man might die, he might lose his job, the villagers will gossip. Let’s imagine that I was spending only five minutes – five!

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The nearest street lamps are 32 miles away in the district town. As a nurse, i found the whole book fascinating! Morphine New Directions Pearls. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In the BBC version the Doctor ,tell his story, by jumping back and forth time wise. Honestly, “mister” could be a better substitute.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I no longer do so much when I do impromptu, however when I have a planned speech things can be a touch tougher. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The most complex metaphor he uses is light vs.

Think about discovering that your seemingly intelligent patient has taken his entire course of medications all at once to speed up the healing process, apparently and now is almost dying in front of your eyes.

Please try again later. Well, this book -portraying a young Russian doctor’s experience of practice in a small village hospital- confirms that my worst nightmares probably will come true and I’ll be faced with every gory scene that I can imagine. These nine short stories follow the early years in the career of a newly qualified doctor, who is sent to work in remote, rural hospital.


Add both to Cart Add both to List. Slowly he learns his trade through interactions with hundreds of local peasants, full of superstition and misinformation, but who slowly come to trust his skill. A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Find out what india reads.

B takes possession of the successor’s diary, where he learns the true cause of the man’s illness.

Definitely aimed a little more at the academically minded the stories were originally published in medical journals. The diary of the doctor’s successor becomes the final portion of the novel and it is not skillfully integrated. That is, while the adaption was very enjoyable, Bulgakov’s stories are even better not that hard to believe, though.

Visit our Help Pages. It is what helps him to learn, bestows him with compassion for his patients, brings him satisfaction when the sick recover.

They are not particularly funny which one would expect based on the mini-seriesbut there is a strong element o If you watched A Young Doctor’s Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe and decided to read the original stories like meand were expecting a rather comical representation of a Russian hospital tucked away deep in the countryside like mea bit of a surprise awaits you.

View all 4 comments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There he hears that his successor in the village is ill and eventually Dr. And, if you are lucky, a glass of vodka to boot. I’d like to get a look at that edition sometime to see if I prefer Aplin’s translation to Glenny’s.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. A most interesting look into the life of a new and inexperienced doctor and the tools and potions he had to use. Books by Mikhail Bulgakov.


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It’s nice to follow up that sort of conicidence where possible. One person found this helpful. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

What a fool I was! Write a customer review. The conditions and era in which this new doctor worked were challenging, to say the least.

He docctor his colleagues, his challenges, his triumphs – and it is as though we were there with him. B eventually develops confidence in his own abilities and is transferred to a larger hospital. Somehow it is dealt with, a solution awkwardly put together, but it jangles the nerves.

There is a blugakov of irony and humour in how our narrator dctor A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a wonderful suite of short stories following a recently graduated doctor as he tackles various medical conditions afflicting the peasants of Russia.

With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr. The dictator told the writer to fill an employment application at the Moscow Art Theater. A Young Doctor’s Notebook Paperback. Alone at night in his study, with only his oil lamp for comfort, he reflects: Tried looking up on Wikipedia to work out why he was injecting people with camphor, which I only connect with killing moths.