Heart of a Dog - Pages 49 – 73 Summary & Analysis

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Eventually, Zina takes Sharik out of the bathroom and takes him to the surgery room. Sharik grows nervous. In the surgery room, Sharik sees that Philip and Bormenthal are prepared for surgery. Bormenthal uses chloroform to make Sharik unconscious. Philip places Sharik on the operating table. Philip and Bormenthal shave Sharik’s head, preparing to replace Sharik’s pituitary gland with the pituitary gland of the recently deceased man. They then make an incision in Sharik’s abdomen; they replace Sharik’s testicles with those of the deceased man. After they make the replacement and stitch the abdomen closed, they begin on exposing the brain and replacing the pituitary gland. They use a shot of adrenalin several times during the operation in order to keep Sharik’s heart beating. At the end of the surgery, Sharik is barely alive. They give him another shot of adrenalin...

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