Now adapted into a new series on Sky Arts starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe
"The perverse inability of we humans to learn from our mistakes is what beats at the black heart of A Young Doctor's Notebook (Sky Arts 1)" Metro
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 often brutal introduction to his practice in the backward village of Muryovo.
Using a sharply realistic and humorous style, Bulgakov reveals his doubts about his own competence and the immense burden of responsibility, as he deals with a superstitious and poorly educated people struggling to enter the modern age. This acclaimed collection contains some of Bulgakov’s most personal and insightful observations on youth, isolation and progress.
This edition also includes the famous piece 'Morphine' by Bulgakov.
"One of the great classics of medical literature." The Times
“Bulgakov’s struggle with the dark Russian winter swirling outside his window symbolizes the lack of experience, loneliness, and the worry of breaking the Hippocratic oath that gnaws at the sleep of junior doctors everywhere.” British Medical Journal
“One of the great writers of the twentieth century.” A.S. Byatt
Read an excerpt from A Young Doctor’s Notebook
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