Tag Archives: sexual orientation

“It would be like I never existed”: two minutes with manic psychosis, 1978

Paul Rousseau Charleston, South Carolina, United States   Foreword Photo by Isai Ramos on Unsplash Mental illness is often marginalized by non-psychiatric clinicians, yet it causes as much suffering, if not more, than physical illness. I was a medical student completing a rotation in psychiatry when I observed the encounter described here. The patient had […]

Two tales of talipes equinovarus

Christopher Walker Bielsko-Biala, Poland   Operations for club-foot. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0 Congenital talipes equinovarus, better known as clubfoot, is a poorly understood but surprisingly common medical condition. According to Ansar et al, it affects about one in one thousand newborns, though this figure varies by country.1 There is a roughly fifty-fifty split […]

Out of the medicine cabinet: an out doctor in a closeted country

Anirban Chatterjee Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India   Earlier this year, having planned an interview-based analysis of the issues faced by transgender (LGBT) medical professionals acquiring medical education in India, I started contacting medical students and professionals in the LGBT community. Since I myself am a part of this community, I was able to locate them […]