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Book 2 General questions Summary for each chapter title setting 13Henry has been taken to the American hospital in Milan where Miss Gage a young nurse takes care of him The head nurse forbid Henry to drink wine but he disobeys and pays some Italians to bring him wine with the newspapers Titles Arrival at the hospital in Milan first days at the hospital encounter with Miss Gage Miss Van Campen 14Arrival of Miss BarkleyCatherine at the American hospital and the revelation of their love for each other Henry learns by Miss Gage that Miss Barkley has come to work at the hospital A barber comes to shave Henry but he mistakes him with an Austrian soldier and he threatens to cut his throat Henry realises that hes in love with Catherine and they spent their first night together 15 Dr Valentini Henry is visited by doctors who remove some of the shrapnel from his leg The doctors seem incompetent and tell Henry he will have to wait six months for an operation if he wants to keep his leg He cannot stand the thought of spending six months in bed and asks for another opinion the house doctor says he will send for Dr Valentini Hes a skilled doctor When Dr Valentini comes he says he will perform the operation in the morning 16 Preparation for the operation Catherine spends the night in Henrys room Catherine prepares him for the operation and warns him not to talk about their affair while under the anaesthetic 17 After the operation Henry is very sick As he recovers three other patients come to the hospital--a boy from Georgia with malaria a boy from New York with malaria and jaundice and a boy who tried to unscrew the fuse cap from an explosive shell for a souvenir Henry develops an appreciation for Helen Ferguson who helps him pass notes to Catherine while she
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