Although hospitals have their drawbacks

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Although hospitals have their drawbacks, they are symbols of refuge for Yossarian. He finds that the  death rate is lower in hospitals, and few people die needlessly: "People knew a lot more about dying  inside the hospital and made a much neater, more orderly job of it. They couldn't dominate death, . . .  but they certainly made her behave. They had taught her some manners." People did not just  disappear in clouds, like Clevinger, or get blown to bits in the hospital. They "bled to death like  gentlemen . . . or expired without comment in an oxygen tent." Death is more civilized in the hospital.  There are still silly rules, and Yossarian does not care for all the sick people — but it beats war. Heller uses the soldier in white to precipitate a discussion of justice. A warrant officer with malaria  questions the encased warrior's fate after Nurse Cramer pronounces him dead. "I wonder what he 
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