Fahrenheit 451

In regards to mildreds treatmeant, for what purpose was each machine used ?

When mildred went to the hospital because of an overdose on medicine in part one of Fahrenheit 451

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Mildred did not go to the hospital, as the technicians came to her. Ironically, suicide attempts were so common that doctors and hospitals weren't needed..... technicians took care of everything. The machines are described in the following way;

"They had two machines, really. One of them slid down into your stomach like a black cobra down an echoing well looking for all the old water and the old time gathered there. It drank up the green matter that flowed to the top in a slow boil."


"The other machine was operated by an equally impersonal fellow in non-stainable reddish-brown overalls. This machine pumped all of the blood from the body and replaced it with fresh blood and serum."


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