Arrowsmith - Chapters 37, 38, 39 and 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 37, 38, 39 and 40 Summary

Martin spends time with Joyce at her mansion in New York and finds himself falling in love with her and in contention for her affections with a man named Latham Ireland. Martin feels out of place with most of Joyce's wealthy friends and feels more comfortable visiting Terry Wickett at Terry's rustic cabin in Vermont. Nevertheless, Martin proposes to Joyce and they marry, catapulting Martin into a society and class for which he is not prepared.

Martin now socializes with people like Holabird and Angus Duer and is driven to work at the institute in limousines. Holabird is jealous of Martin's newfound wealthy lifestyle but reminds Martin that Holabird is still director of the institute and capable of impacting Martin's career. Holabird tells Martin to halt studies on his phage project and concentrate on influenza and Martin proceeds halfheartedly. Martin devises...

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