Scutmonkey Chronicles

Commentary on healthcare in general, life as a medical student, and issues of concern thereof. Readers warmly encouraged to contribute their "best" and "worst" experiences with the healthcare system (who knows, some budding young doctor might learn something from your pain...?) Submit via comments section, or email me at if you'd like to become a regular contributor. Welcome, and don't forget to double-glove!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Mixed Mercies.

An interesting but very draining week. On the up side, saw one very ill young man (paranoid schizophrenic, last week thought he was a biblical prophet) make a complete turnaround four days after starting on antipsychotic meds. On the down side, watched in horror as a borderline patient (a particularly frustrating pathology) pulled up her sleeves to show me the "tiger stripes" she had etched into her forearms with the end of a paperclip. Amazing what our brains will do to us, bathed in the wrong mix of neurotransmitters.


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