A student at Barrow Mental Hospital
I thought I ought to post a link on the Back Porch Forum. It’s a link to an essay or history I’ve written about my three months working as a psychiatric student in a large mental hospital. I was given free accommodation in exchange for suturing patients with superficial cuts and lacerations. Some might find it interesting. Except for a change of names it is factual. Here’s the link: http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/barrow-hospital.pdf The hospital is now closed.
Now I look back I see that many of those with chronic or relapsing-remitting psychiatric disorders had on-going sinusitis and respiratory symptoms; often they had livedo reticularis, evidence of small-artery vasculitis. Perhaps the subject is not quite a Back Porch topic after all.