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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Read more Read less. The book ends with chilling excerpts from a former classmate’s diary who falls into narcotic addiction. Imagine him performing a tracheostomy surgically opening a throat to enable breathing on a small dying child with diphtheria while her frantic mother is waiting outside.

As a nurse, i found the whole bulgakob fascinating! About the Author Mikhail Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and physician best known for his satirical classic, The Master and Margarita.

Bulgakov’s book, The Master and Margarita, is a much better bet. They are not particularly funny which one would expect based on the mini-seriesbut there is a strong element of tragicomedy which managed to squeeze a laugh out of ykung at times.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. JiaHu Books December 31, Language: Perhaps most demoralising for a nervous beginner were the primitive communications: View all 4 comments. At times like these, it is Mikhail Bulgakov who gives me hope. Sounds as though he has been thrown in at the deep end before he has completed the practical part of his docotr’s training.


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

: A Young Doctor’s Notebook (): Mikhail Bulgakov: Books

A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In ‘Morphine’, not originally part of this collection in Russian, we see the somewhat different attitude towards another young doctor, also based on Bulgakov himself — at least once an educated rational person – who became a morphine addict. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Some things never change, do they?

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. His humility and willingness to accept the help of experienced assistants–even those with little formal training–were admirable, as was his dedication to this practice.

These days we might be more interested in how the peasants thought and why, and understanding their mindset, partly as a way of learning how best to explain things to them. Facinating and riveting and moving. Read more Read less. He describes his colleagues, his challenges, his triumphs – and it is as though we were there with him.

There’s a lot of original details and left out or transformed so a modern reader could relate to the material more, but it isn’t as incomprehensible as Aplin’s. And then, there is the diary of his doctor friend from his student days.


Either way, I believe as fellow readers you will likely find something in this work to appreciate for yourselves.

A most interesting look into the life of a new and inexperienced doctor and the tools and potions he had to use. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Bulfakov Choose a language for shopping. The foreword also makes it clear that this book is nottebook more autobiographical than what you would assume at first glance.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. That is, while the adaption was very enjoyable, Bulgakov’s stories are even better not that hard to believe, though. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I still found it enjoyable, even though I don’t work in medicine and know very little about it. His humility and willingness to accept the help of experienced assistants–even those with little formal training–were admirable, as was his dedication to this practice.