“The sound of the man’s screams changed pitch and Doctor Perry looked up from his notes. Ah, the cranium was shrinking…”
Under the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
Doctor Perry reassures his elderly patients he can offer warmth, sympathy, and understanding. Doctor Perry is a liar.
On his own and hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose Haven Retirement Home, content instead to sit at his window watching the world go by. He’s about to learn that death is the easy option as what Doctor Perry has in mind for Elijah and his fellow residents isn’t covered by the Hippocratic Oath…