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The Virgin Suicides - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The paramedics are again called to the Lisbon house, this time to pick up the dead bodies of Lux, Therese, and Bonnie. Another pair of more experienced paramedics is called in to save Mary's life. She is found barely alive on the kitchen floor. Mary's life is safe for the time being. After detecting a slightly low level of serotonin in Mary's blood, the psychiatrist decides that his previous assessment of the situation was inadequate. He prescribes a combination of pharmaceuticals and therapy in the hope of curbing the chemical imbalance. Mary follows the advice and after two weeks of treatment, her serotonin level is back to normal and she's declared fine. Meanwhile, a coroner and his two assistants are brought in from a different city to perform the autopsies on the bodies, as mandated by a state law. The coroner's report reveals that he is greatly...

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