The House of God Setting & Symbolism

Samuel Shem
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The House of God

House of God is the name of the grand old hospital, founded in 1913 that Roy Basch and his colleagues come to be residents of. It has no real other name in the book other than the House of God. It is built upon traditional medical hierarchy and solid medical rules. It appears to be a Jewish Hospital.

BMS

BMS is a term used to describe the "Best Medical School" or a student of the school, often referred to as a BMS, as well.

MBH

MBH is the term used to describe "Man's Best Hospital"—the rival hospital of the House of God.

Ward 6 South

Ward 6 is the ward where Roy first begins his rotation as an intern in the House of God.

Dr. Jung's Anal Mirror

The Anal Mirror is the Fat Man's supposed invention—a mirror system that allows patients to...

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