Dr Turner is like Thomas: he isn't whole. Only whole men can go to war to fight the Germans. But what Dr Turner is missing isn't an arm or a leg or even a finger. It's a part of his heart. It's the daughter and wife he lost to the bombs. The missing part that makes him twitch when there is a thunderstorm - like that one time when lightning struck the roof and he crawled under the kitchen table like a dog and made a strange, frightened sound, until SIsters Constance and Mary Grace coaxed him out with weak tea.