Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 168 )#
Tuesday began quietly, but once again we were inundated with prospective patients. I made the decision to open for consultations the following day, and run my first free clinic on Thursday afternoon.
I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to the populace of Whitechapel for placing their trust in my skills as a physician. I feel truly humbled.
I have a distinct feeling that tomorrow will be a day for people, not so much seeking treatment, but seeing how the surgery runs. I am afraid that anyone seeking placebo’s will get short shrift from me as a Doctor. My time is for real illness, not that of people with too much time on their hands.
Of course, I will handle them tactfully, but will leave them in no doubt of my feelings. My sick patients are the one’s that I want to treat. the ones that I can possibly help to achieve a better, more rewarding life.
I look forwards to my free surgery, when I served at the Infirmary, I was able to make so many improvements for the working poor and their families. In this area there are so many occupational complaints that once discovered are curable. Or if not curable, certainly improved with my medications. I will do anything to make the lives of the poor more bearable.
(C) Damian Grange 2019