A member of Glanton’s gang and presumably a medical doctor at one time, Irving refuses to help David Brown when he takes an arrow to the thigh, knowing that if he doesn’t get the arrow out cleanly Brown will kill him. He also claims, in disagreement with the Judge, that might doesn’t make right.
Doc Irving Character Timeline in Blood Meridian
The timeline below shows where the character Doc Irving appears in Blood Meridian. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.