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The Good Doctor Summary
Damon Galgut

Everything you need to understand or teach The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut.

  • The Good Doctor Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Good Doctor Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Good Doctor Summary

Plot Summary

The Good Doctor is set in a neglected, deserted, ill-supplied and crumbling rural hospital. The hospital is in the predominately poor, black section of post-apartheid South Africa which was previously called the homelands. The book opens with the arrival of Dr. Laurence Waters who is a recent medical school graduate with high ideals and a need to "make a difference." The initial and prophetic pronouncement made upon him by Dr. Frank Eloff a disillusioned veteran physician is that Dr. Walters won't last.

There is a minimal staff at the hospital. In addition to Frank there is only; Dr. Ngema, the administrator and head surgeon; the Santanders, a couple of doctors originally from Cuba; and Tehogo, who does the work of both a nurse and an orderly, but without proper qualifications. Dr. Ngema has been at the hospital many years, awaiting her 'promotion' to a job at a larger...

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