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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Imagine the entire villages infected with syphilis without having any idea noteblok the disease or its severity, and abandoning life-saving treatment halfway through at the earliest signs of improvement. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. And then, there is the diary of his doctor friend from his student days. Bugakov’s own way of life and his witty criticism of the ugly realities of life in the Soviet Union caused him much trouble.

Books to give you hope: A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov

The second season – not related at all. However, moreso, it serves as a poignant way of approaching the whole idea of doubt and insecurity from inexperience.

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Perhaps most demoralising for a nervous beginner were the primitive communications: Please try again later. Combine editions 2 13 Nov 23, The man might die, he might lose his job, the villagers will gossip.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. After interrogations, his personal diary and several unfinished works were confiscated by the secret service. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They can bring in any strange or difficult case, most often a surgical case, and I have to face it, with my unshaven face, and win.

He contracted typhus and nearly died at his posting, and after a shaky recovery he began his professional transition from physician to playwright and author. Customers who bought this item also bought.


A most interesting look into the life of a new and inexperienced doctor and the tools and potions he had to use. His family belonged to the intellectual elite of Kyiv. The only problem with this book is that it’s far too short. These are less contentious stories from the master satirist, but well worth a read. A series of very interesting experiences in that cold dark place in Russia. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Definitely aimed a little more at the academically minded the stories were originally published in medical journals.

I stopped eating dinners. Order by newest oldest recommendations. While the first part of this short book paints a vivid picture of rural life in pre-revolutionary Russia and the experience of an inexperienced country doctor establishing life amid desolation, it goes downhill from there.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He knows he has a lot to learn, but does very well and earns the respect of his co-workers and the people in the community. One person found this helpful. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But most other theatres were in fear and did not stage any of the Bulgakov’s plays for many years.

The first gas lights are nine miles away at the railroad station [ There is horror in the scourge of disease itself — whole families laid waste by syphilis as has been the case more recently with AIDS in some parts of the world – and in both some of the folk remedies.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Extremely readable and heart breaking. He was doing it, and I was sitting in the audience, watching him. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

English Choose a language for shopping. Sounds as though he has been thrown in at the deep end before he has completed the practical part of his docotr’s training. In the BBC version the Doctor ,tell his story, by jumping back and forth time wise.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook

There is a noyebook of irony and humour in how our narrator disc 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. One person found this helpful.


His translation reflects the clear, humorous, and profound bulgskov of the original with colloquial English idioms and phrasings. And it turns out to be sage advice. A brilliant satire of Soviet society, it was not published until26 years after his death.

I still found it enjoyable, even though I don’t work in medicine and know very little about it. Get to Know Us.

He is very afraid of encountering terrible problems requiring surgery he has never seen or never done. This was the sense of being a lone soldier of reason and enlightenment pitted against the vast, dark, ocean-like mass of peasant ignorance and superstition. 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.

After building up a favorable reputation after a miraculous life-saving amputation on day one, the doctor ends up seeing over a hundred patients daily that’s in addition to the hospitalized patientsoften having almost no time to sleep, and often still having to make a house call to a woman dying in labor or a patient too sick to be transported to the hospital, often riding miles in miles in the middle of Russian winter blizzard.

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The only problem with this book is that it’s far too short. Books by Mikhail Bulgakov. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Bastard had it coming!

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