Fillers A memorable patient

“Now I can be remembered”

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7204.231 (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:231
  1. Tom Reynolds, specialist registrar in psychiatry
  1. London

    During a visit to a psychiatric hospital in eastern Europe I was approached by a fluent English speaking patient and asked to take a photograph of another patient as a special favour. The hospital itself displays many of the problems of institutions in general and the more specific problems of neglected, ostracised, and stigmatised institutions in particular. Consequently, though it was mid-winter and viciously cold, many of the patients were clothed in nothing more than …

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