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Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Tales
     

Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Tales

by Jack Coulehan, Robert Coles
 

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ISBN-10: 0873387805

ISBN-13: 9780873387804

Pub. Date: 09/12/2003

Publisher: Kent State University Press

In his brief but distinguished life, Anton Chekhov was a doctor, a documentary essayist, an admired dramatist, and a humanitarian. He remains a nineteenth-century Russian literary giant whose prose continues to offer moral insight and to resonate with readers across the world.

Chekhov experienced no conflict between art and science or art and medicine. He

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In his brief but distinguished life, Anton Chekhov was a doctor, a documentary essayist, an admired dramatist, and a humanitarian. He remains a nineteenth-century Russian literary giant whose prose continues to offer moral insight and to resonate with readers across the world.

Chekhov experienced no conflict between art and science or art and medicine. He believed that knowledge of one complemented the other. Chekhov brought medical knowledge and sensitivity to his creative writing—he had an intimate knowledge of the world of medicine and the skills of doctoring, and he utilized this information in his approach to his characters. His sensibility as a medical insider gave special poignancy to his physician characters. The doctors in his engaging tales demonstrate a wide spectrum of behavior, personality, and character. At their best, they demonstrate courage, altruism, and tenderness, qualities that lie at the heart of good medical practice. At their worst, they display insensitivity and incompetency.

The stories in Chekhov’s Doctors are powerful portraits of doctors in their everyday lives, struggling with their own personal problems as well as trying to serve their patients. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Literature and Medicine Series, Chekhov’s Doctors will serve as a rich text for professional health care educators as well as for general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873387804
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
09/12/2003
Series:
Literature and Medicine Series
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
741,715
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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