Slowly but surely, the young doctor abandons his dreams. His ambition to make medical discoveries is thwarted as his effort to fight a syphilis epidemic falters in the face of uneducated, ... See full summary »

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Rosie Cavaliero ...
Pelageya
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Vicki Pepperdine ...
Anna
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Tim Steed ...
Janine Duvitski ...
Belladonna Zbinka
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Aleksandr (Father)
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Slowly but surely, the young doctor abandons his dreams. His ambition to make medical discoveries is thwarted as his effort to fight a syphilis epidemic falters in the face of uneducated, hostile peasants. His spirit and sense of purpose remains unbroken, though, until he discovers how brutal day-to-day surgery can be when confronted with a gruesome and barbaric operation. Written by Anonymous

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Margarita: But he's a child! You can't just cut bits off!
Young Doctor: I'm not going to cut anything off. I'm going to gouge!
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