Wang Lung brings a doctor to examine O-lan once he realizes she’s ill. The doctor tries to sell Wang Lung medicine for her, but keeps raising the price each time Wang Lung offers to pay because he can’t ensure her recovery. Wang Lung eventually realizes that this means O-lan will die no matter how much money he can offer.
The timeline below shows where the character The doctor appears in The Good Earth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.