Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 171 )
A week has passed by and I am still amazed by the interest my surgery has engendered by the populace of Whitechapel. I feel that I am being pressured in to making a decision, if only by sheer weight of numbers.
There are far too many patients for me to deal with, and give my undivided attention too, and my patients deserve nothing less. Particularly so, in my free clinics. I am at an impasse as to whether to invite a young Doctor to join me as a Junior Partner or hire a qualified nurse to assist and take some of the weight in the free clinics. Interviewing patients so that I only see the ones that need a Doctors assistance. Originally the idea was that Jenny would fulfil this role, but she is too busy with her other duties.
I feel that I am being a victim of my own success, for success I am, there is no doubt of that. But there is always another patient waiting to see me and whilst that is all well and good, I have no time for research. And without research and experimentation no new cures will be discovered. I must stop prevaricating and come to a decision.
I really do believe that it time once again to call on my Brother Giles for some advice. His Counsel has always helped me make the right decision in the past, why not now?
(C) Damian Grange 2019