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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Honestly, …more I read two translations of the book, and from what I see, there are only two translations of the book: Quotes from A Country Doctor’ 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. Tried looking up on Wikipedia to work out why he was injecting people with camphor, which I only connect with killing moths.

Even if Bulgakov literally used “father” in the text, a footnote could’ve been added to explain Slavic honorifics. It is bulgako helps him to learn, bestows him with compassion for his patients, brings him satisfaction when the sick recover. These are less contentious stories from the master satirist, but well worth a read.

And yet, so unlike the doctor stereotype of that long-gone era he exhibits astounding patience and perseverance, fighting the uphill battle and actually succeeding with every life saved, every disaster averted. Alone at night in his study, with only his oil lamp bulgkaov comfort, he reflects: Some things never change, do they?

Thus the young doctor has a feldsher rather than an assistant – and whilst the extent of samples makes accurate comparison limited, it’s great to have the opportunity to go off chasing references that tend to be fully Anglicised in older versions, like the plica polonicawhich I last encountered browsing some reference book as a kid, but the info found has now just changed the way I imagine traditional dress in central Europe. Bulgakov’s book, The Master and Margarita, is a much better bet.

Of course, the “country” element is significant, as it highlights the narrator’s complete solitude and desire for any kind of help or guidance when he has no one more experienced than himself to rely on. Whether you are looking for a set of brilliant and connected short story classics to read, or wanting to read something full of thoughtful ideas, I do recommend this.


Bulgakov’s book, The Master and Margarita, is a much better bet. One of these items ships sooner than the other. I have in the past struggled with public speaking.

Please try again later. Get to Know Us. Zapiski yunovo vracha Russian Edition. It is a great resource for those who are aspiring to become doctors. My own thoughts have been more linked to teaching and being able to handle a classroom environment, while the doctor’s are more linked to ‘can I perform this operation outside of a classroom’ or ‘have I diagnosed correctly?

Extremely readable and heart breaking. And it will be “a new black comedy”. Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of freezing rural Russia notbook, inwas still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light. Definitely aimed a little more at the academically minded the stories were originally published in medical journals. Other than that, the imagery is plain and to-the-point. Write a product review.

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

A Young Doctor’s Notebook. That is, while the adaption was very enjoyable, Bulgakov’s stories are even better not that hard to believe, though. View all 8 comments. They are semi-autobiographical as Bulgakov himself spent 18 months working as a doctor, before quitting medicine to focus on his literature.

Noteboo, who viewed this item also viewed. And on my right – ten different illustrated surgical manuals. English Choose a language for shopping. Thank God, doctors are no longer sent out to “practice” with so little practical training.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Not Enabled Word Wise: After building up a favorable reputation after a miraculous life-saving amputation on day one, the doctor ends up seeing over a hundred patients mikhaul that’s in addition to the hospitalized notebookkoften 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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As with James Herriot, these are tales of a green young practitioner, newly qualified and moved coctor the sticks; similar sort of gripping adventures, but there are no delightfully eccentric supervisory colleagues — he’s on his own with [more experienced] assistants and nurses, whom he thankfully the wisdom to listen to. Probably just a ,modern day, screenwriters trick to move the story along? Share your thoughts with other customers. His lack of confidence in his abilities is a direct consequence of being thrown into bulgakoc situation he feels utterly under-prepared for and unworthy of.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Mikhail Bulgakov: Alma Classics

A country doctors’s Notebook stands testament both to human resilience and a remarkable literary talent. His sympathetic portrayal of White characters in his stories, in the plays The Days of the Turbins The White Guardwhich enjoyed great success at the Moscow Art Theatre inand Flightand his satirical treatment of the officials of the New Economic Plan, led to growing criticism, which became violent after the play The Purple Island. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Just like the young protagonist of his semi-autobiographical collection of short stories The Notes of a Young Doctor translated as A Country Doctor’s Notebookhe has spent the time of his internship in a country hospital in the middle of nowhere, having to deal with insane patient volume, confusing diagnoses, and plain human stubbornness and stupidity that can make any medical professional’s life a living hell.

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. Combine editions 2 13 Nov 23, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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