Jackson Cooper, MD’s first day as an intern ends tragically, his responsibility now overwhelming. It is a story of obligation, tragedy, and terror, as a physician deals with the world of surgery.
The surgeon’s knot is used in surgery; the intern practices it ceaselessly. The knot refers, as well, to the tangled world of Jackson Cooper.
His life becomes burnout, with events beyond his control combined with destructive behavior. Physicians, patients, and cases ranging from humorous to tragic are present. A Surgeon's Knot is a story of the dignity of medicine and the overwhelming duty to man.