A depressed gorillaBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39245.483900.AD (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:445
- Olimpia Claudia Pop, senior house officer, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London
My secretary said: “There is a very unusual patient…” (being a psychiatrist, however, I don't find “unusual patients” really come as a surprise to me) “a gorilla, an agitated gorilla.”
“Is it in A&E?” I blurted out.
“No, no, it's in the zoo. The vet wants your advice.”
The whole unit soon knew the story: the consultant in whose catchment area the zoo fell claimed it should be his patient, one colleague asked in …