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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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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Several times he was almost killed by opposing forces on both sides of the Russian Civil War, but soldiers needed doctors, so Bulgakov was left alive.

As a nurse, i found the whole book fascinating!

Definitely aimed a little more at the academically minded the stories were originally published in medical journals. Perhaps most demoralising for a nervous beginner were the primitive communications: I may prefer Glenny’s overall style, but Aplin’s has one modern translation habit I prefer, leaving some local terms untranslated.

View all 5 comments. Fresh from medical school in the winter ofthe young and inexperienced Dr. After interrogations, his personal diary and several unfinished works were confiscated by the secret service. Alma Books July 1, Language: RosettaBooks 20 March Sold by: Read more Read less. I stopped eating dinners. He describes his colleagues, his challenges, his triumphs – and it is as though we were there with him. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

One person found this helpful. Born in Kiev inBulgakov was drawn to both literature and the theater from his early youth.

Combine editions 2 13 Nov 23, The most fascinating, interesting book that I have read in a long time.

Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of freezing rural Russia which, inwas still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, doctot telephone or electric light.


Even if Bulgakov literally used “father” in the text, a footnote could’ve been added to explain Slavic honorifics. Kindle Edition File Size: Each story is wonderfully sharp and pointed look at the ways in which this particular doctor tackles the issues he is confronted with, each one told from his sardonic and often flabbergasted perspective.

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Bilgakov’s literary genius really shows in this book. Set up a giveaway. About the Author Mikhail Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and physician best known for his satirical z, The Master and Margarita. I’m still trying to decide how I feel about it. These nine short stories follow the early years in the career of a newly qualified doctor, who is sent to work English bultakov Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He describes his colleagues, his challenges, his triumphs – and it is as though we were there doctoe him.

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. Mikhail Bulgakov, the amazing Russian writer of The Master and Margarita fame, was a medical doctor by training.

Don’t have a Kindle? Tried looking up on Wikipedia to work out why he was injecting people with camphor, which I only connect with killing moths. The stories were inspired by Bulgakov’s experiences as a newly graduated young doctor practicing in a small village hospital in Smolensk province in revolutionary Russia.

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. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Share your thoughts with other customers. The conditions and era in which this new doctor worked were challenging, to say the least.


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. I felt cold sweat running along my spinal column when I thought about hernias. 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.

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Somehow it is dealt with, a solution awkwardly put together, but it jangles the nerves. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A most bulgakog look into the life of a new and inexperienced doctor and the tools and potions he had to use. Return to Book Page. Extremely readable and heart breaking.

And besides that I had a hospital ward for thirty patients.

In this collection of short stories, drawing heavily from the author’s own experiences as a medical graduate on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Bulgakov describes a young doctor’s turbulent and dctor brutal introduction to his practice in the backward village of Muryovo. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. His lack of confidence in his abilities is a direct consequence of being thrown into a situation he feels utterly under-prepared for and milhail of.

He took a risk and wrote a letter to Joseph Stalin with an ultimatum: Product description Review “One of the great classics of medical literature.