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Can you please give me a brief summary of events in the first three chapters of...

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deneensj3 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted August 20, 2013 at 11:11 PM via web

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Can you please give me a brief summary of events in the first three chapters of Contagion by Robin Cook?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM (Answer #1)

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The first three chapters of Contagion set up Jack's present life, which we enter full-blown after he has suffered several tragic events that we learn about later.

We are introduced to Jack as a medical examiner who dislikes boring medical postmortem exams and prefers ones with surprises. Then we are introduced to a virulent and unknown infectious disease picked up during a dead man's hospital stay for diabetes.

Next we are taken to a hospital, with a different character, Suzanne, providing the point of view, to learn a bit about what happens in the AmeriCare hospitals.

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