PATIENT WHO CHANGED MY PRACTICEBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.121 (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:121
- Jo Bowen
Towards the end of my house jobs my consultants puzzled about my decision to start training in psychiatry when I had declared my intention of becoming a general practitioner. Eight years on I want to share what it was about a patient who left abruptly and apparently unhealed which moved me to psychiatry.
The young man came alone to the casualty department with symptoms and signs of an acute abdomen. A history of recent operations abroad for similar episodes led the surgical team to think about the possible reasons for a surgical emergency. With …