Dublin Student Doctor

Dublin Student Doctor

Paperback - 2011
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Devoted readers of Patrick Taylor's Irish Country novels know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now, in A Dublin Student Doctor, Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal--and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become.

In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. The hours are long and the cases challenging, but Fingal manages to find time to box and play rugby--and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.

Dublin is a city of slums and tenements, where brutal poverty breeds diseases that the limited medical knowledge of the time is often ill-equipped to handle. His teachers warn Fingal not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him--or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart?

A Dublin Student Doctor is a moving, deeply human story that will touch longtime fans as well as readers who are meeting Doctor Fingal O'Reilly for the very first time.

Publisher: New York : Forge, c2011
ISBN: 9780765377395
Branch Call Number: PB FIC TAY
Characteristics: 550 pages ; 17 cm

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mrsgail5756 Jan 28, 2014

A very good book. Not to be missed.

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chilligal
Jul 26, 2013

I almost returned this without reading. Glad I kept it. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but might be better if I had read some of the others first, although this does go back to where Dr.O'Reilly got his start. I'm now embarking on a journey to read all the other books by this author.

howardpoole Jan 05, 2013

Can't say enough about these books. Nothing but pure reading pleasure. Always look forward to the next book.

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Lanny213
Oct 23, 2012

Great to read how Dr. O'Reilly got his start. How medicine has changed since he was trained. :)

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