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Unformatted text preview: Martin begins his experience as a house physician by treating a factory worker who has been suffocated by smoke in a fire at Boardman Box Factory. The spectacular ride to the scene of disaster in an ambulance and the subsequent treatment of the victim give Martin a feeling of superiority, pushing laboratory and test tubes into the back of his mind. The first year of his internship, Martin is thrilled by his battle against fire, flood, and disease. The second year, such experiences become routine. He is homesick for the laboratory and "the search for fundamental laws which the scientist . . . exalts above temporary healing." An evening that he and Leora spend as guests of Dean Silva nearly convinces him that the life of a practitioner is preferable to that of a laboratory man, but a chance meeting with Gottlieb and Leora's unbounded praise of the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08