Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Sommer II (Werner Tietze) is the young physician who reports for surgical duty at a local hospital. He incurs the wrath of the chief surgeon when he dares to contradict the veteran doctor. He also helps a nurse (Juliana Koren) when she is relegated to cleaning duty. He is fired when he breaks the news to a patient that he has terminal cancer. Sommer II is reinstated when the irascible chief surgeon retires from private practice to focus on socialized medicine.
doctor/nurse, hospital, patient [medical], surgery, terminal-illness