First, Do No Harm Setting & Symbolism

Lisa Belkin
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Hermann Hospital

Hermann hospital is located in Houston, Texas and is the location of nearly all of the story's main events. Hermann was created with the money of its founder, George Henry Hermann in 1925. It was created in part to serve charity cases, so a portion of its income is devoted to helping those who cannot help themselves. It is neither the richest nor the poorest hospital in Houston, and often finds itself in financial trouble and scandal, due to the constant, generations-long bad behavior of its board of trustees. Hermann is a fairly large hospital, housing numerous special care facilities, including a pediatric ward where much of the book takes place.

Committee Meeting Rooms

The Hermann ethics committee often meets in various open hospital rooms.

Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub is the public hospital in Houston which is responsible for the healthcare of those who cannot afford...

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