The House of God - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 8 Summary

It is now mid-September, and Roy is becoming a master of "saving himself". The Runt has been having a lot of sex with Angel, and it is helping his self-esteem as an intern. Roy learns the ninth rule of the house: "The only good admission is a dead admission," meaning that it is a good thing when the patient dies soon after being admitted. The Runt talks about his sexual escapades with Angel. It apparently took all of his nervousness away.

Roy and Chick flip coins to lighten the Runt's load, and Chuck saves a gomer who can't breathe by digging broccoli out of her throat. They call her the "Broccoli Lady". All of the interns on the floor become extremely competent. Roy makes up another rule of the house: "You can't find a fever if you don't take a temperature".

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