The House of God - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 14 Summary

The Fat Man returns from Mount St. Elsewheres and the VA. Roy hopes the Fat Man will save him. The Fat Man is planning on joining a GI fellowship after the year is over with. Roy ends up on the worst ward, 4-North with the Fat Man, Hyper Hooper and Eat My Dust Eddie. The Fat Man is hoping to get a good letter of recommendation from the Fish, and it all rides on how well he runs this rotation.

They meet their BMSs. They go and meet their patients, some of which are in the "Rose Room", a room so named as every patient in the room is named Rose. Hyper Hooper is especially into getting as many postmortem examinations as possible. Fats is into total bowel control, something he learned at the VA. There are only gomers on 4 North and it depresses Roy. Fats uses an extract to try and bind up a woman with diarrhea—something he invented. It works. Even so, Roy is starting to doubt the Fat Man's ways and thinks some of them are not practical or legal.

Chapter 14 Analysis

Roy is hit with the hardest ward yet, one with only gomers. He has the Fat Man to deal with, and he's questioning the Fat Man's ways. He is just starting at the rotation but he's already depressed by what he sees. Roy is still coping and still finding some of this humorous but it's getting harder to cope with all of the work he has to do.

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