was reared by an alcoholic taxidermist and a nurse. Her mother's
influence steered her into the medical profession, although
she did at one time consider taking veterinary science to
honour her father's career. At an early age she perceived
the anger that her father held against animals after he was
mauled by a koala bear in his youth and it was the turning
away from this that led her to treating needy humans.
compassionate soul, she is very popular with the resident
inpatients. She is pioneering new treatments for patients
- hypnotism is one of her prominent approaches to healing.
Some patients have been known to request the experience of
becoming various large and small animals and, even at the
possible cost of terrifying those already tortured souls bound
to their chairs, she indulges her special patients this way.
The patients often find after such an experience that they
are more willing to put some effort into becoming a decent
human being, once the inevitable fractures and soft tissue
injuries that this experience attracts are dealt with by the
Professor of General Surgery. It is little wonder that people
whisper about her far and wide.
Referrals from the Centre itself are so prolific that she is, at this time,unable to consider taking on outpatients.