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best gift for a newly graduated doctor,
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This review is from: A Country Doctor's Notebook (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
I am a young doctor and this is the best book i have ever received as a present.
In just 80 pages or so plunges you in what it used to be the profession 100 years ago, it is an AUTOBIOGRAPHY of a young doctor sent in the middle of nowhere in Russia around the Bolshevik revolution in 1918. The feelings of the newly graduated doctor, alone in front of the decision that can bring life or death to your patient....it is something all doctors have gone through.
And it makes you feel good to realize that...behind the appearances......to feel unsecure, not adeguate...is actually a very common reaction that will disappear with time.
It leaves you the feeling that after all...you can be a good doctor too one day, even if you feel an idiot sometimes.