The story begins like this: “I was brought to the hospital with typhoid fever.” The hero got “some special hospital,” where he did not like everything. For example, I did not like that the patient was “brought, wrote it in a book, and suddenly he reads on the wall a poster:” The extinction of corpses from 3 to 4 “.” The narrator, seeing this, “swayed on his feet” and asked a paramedic, why he hangs out such “vulgar inscriptions.” The paramedic answered:
“- Look: the patient, and hardly he walks, and a little bit of his mouth does not come from the heat, and, too, he says,” it all leads to self-criticism. ” And he added that if the narrator gets better, which is unlikely, then he can criticize
The washing point was also not liked by the narrator. The little sister led him to the bathroom and ordered her to undress. Undressing, the hero saw “that some head is sticking out in the bath above the water,” and he saw that it was “like an old woman in a bath sitting, probably from the sick.” Sister said that this sick old woman should not pay attention. She just has a high fever, she does not react to anything. In general, you can undress completely calmly.
Appeared lekpom and said that for the first time he sees “such a fastidious patient.” And he, the nahal, does not like it, and this is not good for him. ” Then the bathing old woman gave a voice. She demanded to take it out of the water, or “I myself will go out and all of you here will shatter.” The medical staff took up the old woman, telling the narrator to undress.
He undressed, meanwhile a hot water was poured into the tub and forced to sit there. “And, knowing my character, they no longer began to argue with me and tried to keep up with everything.” After bathing, the narrator was given a huge underwear. He realized that in the hospital this was perfectly normal, and the kit was even better than the others. “On my shirt a hospital stamp stood on my sleeve and did not spoil the general appearance,” and some stamps were adorned on the back or chest, which “morally degraded human dignity.”
Put the hero “in a small room, where there were about thirty different kinds of patients,” some of whom were seriously ill, while others recovered. “Some whistled, others played pawns.” The others wandered about the wards. “The hero was surprised and asked his sister if he had fallen into the hospital for the mentally ill. She responded: “Perhaps you will be ordered to put in a separate ward and put a sentry to you, so that he flies away from you flies and fleas?”
The narrator “raised a cry to the chief doctor”, but instead a paramedic appeared, at the sight of which the hero lost consciousness.
The narrator came to himself, according to his assumptions, three days later. The sister pleased him by the fact that the hero’s body is two-core: “You,” he said, “passed through all the trials, and even we accidentally laid you near an open window, and then suddenly you began to recover.”
And if the hero can not get infected from other patients, neighbors in the ward, he can be congratulated on recovery.
The narrator’s organism did not succumb to the illnesses, and only before he got out, he “fell ill with a childhood disease – whooping cough”.
Soon he began to recover. But as soon as it came to discharge, the hero “suffered and again fell ill, this time a nervous disease.” I was nervous because they did not write me out. ” The paramedic explained this by the fact that the hospital is overcrowded and they do not have time to write out.
Soon the hero was discharged.
The story ends with the meeting of the hero with his wife: “You know, Petya, a week ago we thought that you went to the afterlife, as a notification came from the hospital, which says:” Upon receipt of this, you will immediately appear behind your husband’s body. “
Now I am at home “, summed up the narrator.
MM Zoshchenko’s story “The Case History” as a real picture of life
The hero of the work argues that he prefers to be ill at home. Surely this opinion is shared by many people.
In a kind of humorous submission, the author paints a completely realistic picture, which is especially relevant for the time being described. By nature, the story resembles an extended anecdote.
As this genre shows, the subject line “man in hospital”, despite everything, is a popular topic for satire and humor, however, as well as the relationship between medical personnel and patients.
The artistic value of the work lies primarily in a special humorous style, the use of vivid figurative words and the simplicity of the syllable, behind which there are quite significant social roughnesses.