The Surgeon's Apprentice
1947: Young Neil Aitken has worked hard secure a place at Glasgow University to study medicine. Bearing in mind the Dean's warning that it takes more than book learning to become a doctor, he sets out to discover what that other elusive quality might be. He learns the hard way, from a host of memorable characters ranging from a tyrannical surgeon to the bully on the farm where Neil works in his spare time, and assorted patients who teach him about courage and vulnerability. Neil also meets Sister Annie, the woman who is to influence his life in every way.
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