Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

John Gunther
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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3. Johnny was not doing well when he entered the nursing home, and his doctor later admitted that he didn't think the teen would last for a week. His blood count was extremely low. However, within a week, he started improving. Not only was he gaining strength, but his bruises were disappearing, and the bump on his head was diminishing. The doctor took him off his penicillin and insisted that Johnny rest for several weeks. His diet had no salt or fat, and proteins were at an extreme minimum. The point of this diet was to change the chemistry of the body so that it would eliminate the disease.

The method was extremely controversial. Other diseases had been cured by this diet, but no one knew how it would work for up with a malignant glioblastoma. Johnny hated the...

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