The House of God - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 2 Summary

We now flash back to the beginning of his internship, where he starts at the House of God. He explains how the intern was at the bottom of the medical heirarchy, and how everyone from the private doctors to the housekeeping staff can abuse the intern. He describes the "slurpers" or those who licked the asses of the one above them to try to get ahead. He admits to being scared out of his mind to be an intern at the House of God.

He's in bed with Berry, his girlfriend and talks about how scared he is. She tells him to practice denial.

He's introduced to the House of God, complete with the gradually building "Wing of Zock". He meets Fishberg, also known as the Fish, a Chief Resident, who he describes as a slurper. He also meets the Chief of Medicine...

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