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  • Personally I don't think George will ever be clean
  • I would not recommend this book to anyone

    • by Sunnflr
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      The Young Surgeons was written by Edith P. Begner. It is an older book but I had never read it. I can’t say that I liked the book that much at all.

      The main character is Dr. George Bruneau. He is a new surgeon and has problems coping when left alone during surgery. He turns to drugs to help calm his nerves enough to make it through the procedures. He was already smoking pot occasionally but gets hooked on darvocet for surgery.

      I realize the book


      is set in the sixties and drugs were more widely used but it still seems like an excessive amount of people are using them in the book. Maybe I just didn’t realize how bad it was because I wasn’t’ even born yet?

      George lives with his father in the start of the book. They have a very bad relationship. The father is needy and domineering. George is resentful and still acts like a child most of the time although he’s in his thirties. After George meets Cassie ...


      • he moves out of his fathers home.

        Cassie and George are doing well until he starts the darvocet. She can handle a little pot but draws the line at hard drugs. Along with the help of George’s mentor at the hospital they get George off the darvocet. For a few weeks anyhow, then he’s back on them. George ends up going away to detox and get better. That doesn’t stick either.

        After he gets back he is ok for a little while and then starts doubting himself

        again and goes right back to the drugs. This time he has help getting them from two nurses at the hospital. He even quits seeing Cassie because he doesn’t believe he deserves her. Finally he is found out and at the end of the book is going to a program that last for years. The book ends with him leaving. You never know if he makes it or not. Personally I don’t think George will ever be clean. He’s too weird.

        I would not recommend this book to anyone.




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