An eight-year-old boy at the opening of the novel who becomes enchanted with video games.
This character gives Dennis receives a chemistry set for Christmas, which will help prepare Dennis for a career as a physician.
This character believes it would be a great honor to his father if Dennis goes to medical school.
This character comes from a family with a long line of surgeons.
Her father's cleaners is robbed when she is young and she is shot during the robbery.
This character flunks out at Harvard University as an undergraduate.
These visit Dennis to deliver the news that it was his destiny to become a gastroenterologist.
The dean of Dennis' undergraduate college.
This character is living the lifestyle to which Dennis aspired.
Dennis' father makes a promise...
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