Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Chapter 42: Bloodlines

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 42: Bloodlines

  • A critical patient comes in, and Deepak takes the lead in a really special surgical maneuver called a Shrock shunt.
  • It catches the eye of a surgeon who has come to collect a liver from a dead patient for a transplant. The surgeon compliments Deepak on his skills.
  • After the surgeon leaves, Deepak tells Marion that the man was none other than—dun-dun-dun—Thomas Stone.
  • Gasp.