The House of God - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 5 Summary

This is the third day of internship, and the day Roy is finally on call. He meets up with Chuck, who was on call the night before and Chuck tells him he's going to sleep with someone in housekeeping in order to get better housekeeping service. They do card flip rounds and "Chuck announces six new admissions. He has lunch with the Runt and some others and found that the Runt got stuck by one of the Yellow Man's contaminated needles. He's terrified that he's going to die.

It's Roy's turn to get an admission and he is on call with the Fat Man. In the emergency room, waiting his first admission, he learns the fifth law of the house: "Placement comes first," meaning that you have to think first about how you're going to get rid of the person first. He meets...

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