Martin deals with the case of a young girl who has been acting out. When Louisa Glasson mentions Ritalin to the mother, Martin tries to point out that she is not qualified to give that kind of advice. A new police constable, Joe Penhale, arrives in Portwenn but seems to have a peculiar medical condition. Martin's aunt Joan has a car accident and Louisa faints while teaching a class. Pauline is bored with being a receptionist and desperately wants to give out medical advice so Martin has a proposal for her.
Did You Know?
Mr. Cleary's gout. Gout is an arthritic inflamation caused by uric acid crystals building up in a joint, classically the big toe; the crystals are sharp and kind of tear up the tissue in the joint. Strong anti-inflamatories (NSAIDS) like indomethacin are standard treatment. Uric acid is a waste product from the breakdown of purine nucleotides, meaning foods like yeast, liver, kidney, and other organ meats are very bad for gout sufferers. See more
Why is it, exactly, do you think that I'm unhappy all the time? I know that's a hard one.
Dr. Martin Ellingham
No, it isn't. You're lonely, bored, unloved, and past your prime, if you ever had a prime.
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