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Heart of a Dog Summary
Mikhail Bulgakov

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Heart of a Dog Summary

Plot Summary

Philip Philippovich Preobrezhensky is a world-renowned physician who transplants human seminal vesicles and pituitary glands into a stray dog to create a new human species. Although the subject lives, his operation is fraught with disaster as the new creature wreaks havoc on Philippovich's household and Moscow. In the end, Philippovich reverses the surgery and returns the creature back to its former state as a harmless dog.

Philip Philippovich longs to do something amazing, something that will add immeasurably to knowledge of the human body and perhaps create new life. He has a medical practice in Moscow where he treats patients who are willing to do anything he asks of them. He has a younger doctor on his staff, Dr. Ivan Arnoldovich Bormenthal, who worships him and does anything Philippovich asks. Philippovich also has a cook, Darya Petrovna, and a maid named Zina.

One day, Philippovich finds a stray...

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