Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 170 )
On Thursday morning I did thankfully have some patients who did require my attention. Hopefully the period of unwanted attention will soon cease. I am only interested in people who are genuinely sick.
I am looking forwards to my first free clinic, If I am to gain redemption, these are the people who will gain it for me. The poor, the needy and the destitute. If no one else will show them the compassion that they so rightly deserve, then I will.
My wealthy patients will subsidise the poor and hopefully leave a living for me. It is after all the poor who need me, they have no voice to demand treatment, but to them I will give it freely.
They live in such crowded conditions that if one of them catches an illness, within days the whole family has it. I have to teach them better hygiene so that they can learn to better cope with infection. It is not that they are dirty or ignorant, they just lack the knowledge to cure or prevent these illnesses.
Jenny and myself will do all that we can to change the poor’s attitude to illness, instead of stoically accepting it. we will teach them ways to help prevent it. Maybe in this way we can give them the better quality of life that I seek for all my patients. Not just the one’s who can afford the luxury of good health.
(C) Damian Grange 2019