A Doctor's Diary

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Trent is a sometimes militant doctor in a privately owned hospital. Immersed in research on spinal meningitis, he grows impatient with red tape and the eternal committee decisions that seem to hold up progress on every front in modern life. Two patients of one of the doctors die because the staff is unwilling to intrude on his territory. Trent cries malpractice...read more

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Trent is a sometimes militant doctor in a privately owned hospital. Immersed in research on spinal meningitis, he grows impatient with red tape and the eternal committee decisions that seem to hold up progress on every front in modern life. Two patients of one of the doctors die because

the staff is unwilling to intrude on his territory. Trent cries malpractice and is sacked from the hospital. A spinal meningitis outbreak then occurs in the hospital and Trent takes back his outburst against his peers in his anxiety to get back to his experiments. Trent's day of reckoning nears,

however, in this jerky plot, which suddenly takes a wild turn. A boy violinist is suing the hospital because an operation done there has cost him control of his bow arm. While on the witness stand, Trent goes back on his word to the boy's mother to support her charges, and the woman pulls a gun

from a cop's holster and shoots him. Quite an unethical ending to a picture about unethical practices.

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