The House of God - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 12 Summary

Roy is working around Christmas in the clinic and in the EW. He learns that he's not supposed to actually treat the patients in the clinic, because the cure is worse than the disease. He just needs to talk to him. Roy likes the clinic and enjoys talking to his patients. He feels good about his work in the EW, too, and finally is feeling human. He learns that the psychiatric resident doesn't have to touch patients until they're medically cleared. He looks up to the psychiatric resident.

He takes care of a patient with extremely high blood pressure who later signs himself out. He takes care of a patient who took an "overdose" of dog food. He has sexual feelings for a patient he sees with neck pain. He takes care of a patient who overdosed on deodorant. He goes with Molly...

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