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MASH - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

The Swampmen decide that they want to play recreational sports and focus on football. They want to get a team together, but many of them are not very good. Hawkeye suggests that they get an excellent black football player named Oliver Wendell Jones, who also happens to be a medical doctor. He is a neurosurgeon and so the Swampmen go to Blake and tell them that they need a neurosurgeon. Eventually they fess up to their real intentions, but Blake does not mind. He simply wants to be coach.

They are successful in getting Dr. Oliver to come to camp. Duke, being from pre-1960s George and from a city named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Klan, tells Oliver that he has no problem with his race, and that if Oliver had a problem with his, that he ought to speak up. Oliver tells...

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