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Catch-22 - Study Guide Chapter 4 "Doc Daneeka" Summary & Analysis

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Doc Daneeka and Yossarian briefly discuss the troubles of Hungry Joe, which, as usual, Doc uses as a segue to his own complaints. Daneeka bemoans being drafted for the war, confessing to Yossarian that he became a doctor solely to make money. Doc, meanwhile, has turned his practice over to two enlisted personnel from the motor pool, who run the medical tent in a peculiar, unprofessional fashion. Yossarian has been altering flight logs so that Daneeka , who is supposedly a flight surgeon, can earn flight pay without having to actually board a plane. Yossarian and Dunbar join General Dreedle in shooting skeet. Yossarian is awful at the sport, but Dunbar, who can't stand it, appreciates the life-extending boredom that comes with it. Surprisingly, Dunbar manages to convince Clevinger that a life must be filled with unpleasantness in order to...

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