The House of God - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 6 Summary

The Fat Man is sent off to Mt. St Elsewheres. His new resident is a crass female named Jo, who was absent as her father committed suicide by jumping off a bridge. Roy doesn't know how he's going to survive without the Fat Man. Jo is asking for complete work ups on these gomers, and it goes against everything he's been taught so far. He argues with Jo over what to do with the patients as they disagree on everything.

At first, he goes along with Jo and works everything up, only to find that the patients are getting worse. He figures out a way to falsify everything they do to the gomers and do nothing to them in reality, just to keep Jo happy. He feels sorry for Jo, who needs the House just to feel good about herself.

He finds out...

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