Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. ... See full summary »
Dr. James Kildare has just completed his internship at Blair General Hospital and is assigned to work with his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. But fearing for the health of his father, Dr. Stephen Kildare, he returns to his parents home in Parkersville to help him with his excessive workload servicing a wide area ever since other doctors moved elsewhere. Noting that three doctors at Blair General are doing menial jobs because they can't start practice, Kildare conceives the idea of building a clinic in Parkersville to be serviced by the three doctors and financed by the townsfolk paying ten cents a week to subscribe to the service. But influential men in Parkersville provide serious opposition to the plan. Written by
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Dr. Leonard Gillespie:
[addressing graduating interns]
Gentlemen, I salute you. You're about to go out and engage yourself in the noble profession of practicing medicine. Well my heart bleeds for you. But since we're all aware of what you'll have to face, perhaps you'll accept a few hints from a man old enough to know better. Never expect to get a good night's sleep. Many illnesses start at noon, but nobody ever seems to call the doctor before midnight. No matter how ill the patient is, you'll have more trouble with ...
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Dr. Kildare graduates from being an intern into a staff doctor
I too enjoyed this entry into the world of neophyte doctor, Dr. Kildare.
It's nice to see his parents once again, as in several of the earlier films, playing such important roles in his life. Both his parents are fine, but his mother is simply adorable.
I was also surprised at Dr. Marsh's depiction. A "colored" man (the terminology of the time) who happens to be an amazing doctor and one who speaks standard English. I would imagine this scene was often cut in the South since it doesn't directly impact the main plot, but it was fascinating to see.
A nice addition to the Dr. Kildare series.
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