A Dublin Student Doctor

A Dublin Student Doctor

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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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 play rugby, and to romance a fetching, gray-eyed nurse named Kitty O'Hallorhan.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2011
ISBN: 9781427216892
Branch Call Number: e-audio
Additional Contributors: Keating, John (Actor)
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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Mar 30, 2015

My first of Taylor's Irish Country Doctor series. Looking for the others as I enjoyed the story told from the student, Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly perspective as he reminisces about how he became a doctor.

Cdnbookworm Jan 13, 2012

This is the third novel I've listened to in the Irish Country series. The others are An Irish Country Girl, an An Irish Country Doctor. There are others in the series I haven't read yet.
Patrick Taylor was born and grew up in Ireland and became a doctor there. He now lives in B.C.
This novel features Doctor Fingal O'Reilly. Dr. O'Reilly is driving home from the races in 1965 when he comes across an accident. One of his patients has crashed his motorcycle.
Dr. O'Reilly accompanies him in the ambulance to the hospital, and falls into reminiscences of his medical student days in Dublin. The novel becomes a tales of those days in the mid 1930s.
Dr. O'Reilly overcame his father's objections and other hardships to become a doctor. He studied at Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital. During those student days he made lifelong friends with 3 other medical students and romanced a nursing student, Kitty O'Hallorhan. The novel shows the extent of medical education at the time, the social situation in Dublin, and gives insight into the character of O'Reilly, who has been featured in the other novels in this series.
This novel is one where the characters are well-developed and the story of a life is shown deeply. A great read.

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