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Fillers A memorable patient

A rank offence

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:851
  1. G Narayan, consultant perinatal psychiatrist
  1. Leeds Mental Health NHS Trust

    It was a hot summer day in south India, and the psychiatric outpatient clinic was crowded. The smell of fish alerted everyone to the arrival of a mother and daughter. They asked to see me, and I was encouraged to give them priority as the smell from the basket of fresh fish they had brought with them engulfed the whole area.

    The daughter had …

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