Intended for healthcare professionals

Research Article

Health status of the temporarily homeless population and residents of North West Thames region.

BMJ 1992; 305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.305.6850.387 (Published 15 August 1992) Cite this as: BMJ 1992;305:387

And homeless near a thousand homes I stood (Wordsworth)

We are homeless hybrids. Split between the natural world and the
spiritual world, we wander and wonder, vacillating between fact and faith,
ever searching for a home. Weak and needy, but proud and petulant, we have
no ecological niche and must rely on wits and luck. Like orphans who feel
frightened and forlorn, and fight to be the favorite, we hope and pray
that God will have pity and take us home, even if only for a visit.

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 September 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA