Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Part 2, Chapter 11: Bedside Language and Bedroom Language

By Abraham Verghese

Part 2, Chapter 11: Bedside Language and Bedroom Language

  • While every other Missing doctor is locked in a crazy battle for Sister Mary Joseph Praise's life, Dr. Abhi Ghosh is on his day off and completely oblivious.
  • Ghosh thinks about Hema, whom he adores, and wonders whether she'll come back from her trip to India married.
  • Ghosh goes to get a vitamin B12 shot for some burning he's experiencing when he urinates (ouch) and does some rounds in the hospital before he leaves.
  • Ghosh goes to get a haircut and then visits a prostitute. Um, so, about that burning urination…
  • Afterward, Ghosh heads back to Missing and finds out about the death, the births, and Stone's disappearance.