Cutting for Stone - Part Three: Chapters 22 - 26 Summary & Analysis

Abraham Verghese
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Part Three: Chapters 22 - 26 Summary

On their way to school one morning, Shiva and Marion see a village man running toward the hospital carrying a lifeless child in his arms. It is clear that the man is about to fall over, that he will not make it to the hospital, so ShivaMarion race toward him and reach for the child. Marion thinks that he will never forget how cold the child's skin feels against his, or the howling wail from the parents when they arrive at the hospital and learn that their child is dead. Throughout his childhood at Missing, Marion sees many disturbing images of village people who aren't able to get proper medical care and finally come to the hospital when their symptoms ware completely out of control. The medical image that has the greatest impact on him, however, is...

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