The House of God - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 20 Summary

Roy is still at the MICU and up to four miles per day jogging. He jogs to work every day. He still faces the horror of human misery and helplessness but feels competent that he's running the machines to the best of his ability. He's still titillated by the nurses changing in the hallway every day. He sees patients that seem like they're going to make it and then have a cardiac arrest and die.

He faces a series of patients who die in a row, and this really upsets Jo. Even his patient who is the matriarch of the Zock family falls out of bed and dies. As this happens over Passover, Roy suggests that it's happening because they aren't following the laws of Passover. Roy gets a rabbi to bless the place and to paint all the doors according to Passover...

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