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Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Tales (Literature & Medicine 5)

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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 kno ...more
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Published September 28th 2003 by Kent State University Press (OH) (first published September 2003)
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Only got to read a couple of stories for my Medicine and Literature class, I will be returning to read the rest sometime in the future
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Ward No 6 will be one of the first things that will come to my mind for Russian literature. One of the best stories I have ever read.
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First time I read Chekhov in English and did not like the musicality of the translated text. So I've left Ward 6 out because I'll be reading it in French. But Chekhov is a master in describing the human soul.

Intrigues (1883)
Malingerers (1885)
Excellent people (1886)
Anyuta (1886)
The doctor (1886)
Darkness (1887)
Enemies (1887)
The examining magistrate (1887)
An awkward business (1888)
The princess (1889)
A nervous breakdown (1889)
Ward no. 6 (1892)
The grasshopper (1892)
The head gardener's story (1894)
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite glo
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