The miracleBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.03060007 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E231
- Renate G Justin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fort Collins, Colorado
From BMJ USA 2003;June:338
Once again the police brought this 17-year-old to the emergency room, dirty, louse infested, psychotic. This time they had found him under a bridge, preaching loudly to an invisible congregation. The psychiatric consultant agreed that he needed to be hospitalized, not sure whether he was suffering from a schizophrenic break or a psychosis secondary to drug abuse.
The nurse bathed him, cut his hair and nails, and put him in clean pajamas. Meanwhile I called his parents …