The House of God - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 18 Summary

On April Fool's Day, Roy gets transferred to the MICU, the intensive care unit. He learns about "Ollie" the machine that spits out the EKG readings on the ward. He also meets up with Angel, the nurse who had slept with the Runt. He finds himself working with Jo, who has a special interest in cardiology.

The consultant to the unit is a staff cardiologist named Pinkus who is into health and fitness. Pinkus runs marathons and tries to ask every patient if they have a hobby. Pinkus is a fanatic about health and running.

Roy meets his various patients, including one who has a fatal arrhythmia and who just wants to go home because no medication has worked on her. He meets a patient on a ventilator who came in for a pimple on his knee and now, due to the treatment...

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