Chapter 589 Schizophrenia
Qin Haodong continued to say, “The third person’s diagnosis is a case of schizophrenia.”
After he said that, the whole audience fell silent. Everyone could accept the first two people who were in good health, but no one could believe that Kim Siyuan, who was extremely energetic and beautiful had schizophrenia.
“What’s going on? Did the Medical Sage make a wrong diagnosis?”
“That girl participated in the competition just now. Aside from the Medical Sage, her grades are the best. How could such a person have a mental illness?”
“The Medical Sage’s diagnosis must be wrong! It’s impossible for such a smart and beautiful woman to be suffering from schizophrenia…”
Although Qin Haodong’s previous performance had won everyone’s respect, his diagnosis had been widely questioned. No one believed that the energetic Kim Siyuan could be psychotic.
Li Mintae’s mouth curved into a smile. He’s still too young. He fell into my trap in the end.
Su Hongbo shook his head. Although Qin Haodong was excellent enough, he still lacked psychological expertise. It was obvious that he had fallen into Li Mintae’s trap.
However, it was a good thing that he had diagnosed wrongly just once. Generally speaking, he had won Li Joongki’s challenge.
Seeing this result, Li Joongki, who had been beaten successively, suddenly felt very happy in his heart. He had suppressed his anger for a long time and finally had an outlet to vent his anger. He laughed and said, “What a joke! What a joke! Qin Haodong, you didn’t expect that the third person was my junior sister apprentice. You actually said that she’s psychotic.
“She has been quite clever since she was a child, and her attainments in the art are higher than mine. How could she be psychotic? Your diagnosis is too far off the mark. How can you say that you’re the Medical Sage with such a medical skill?”
Feng Wu’s beautiful eyes showed her disappointment. She had previously been full of curiosity about the young man’s medical skills, but it seemed that he was not as good she expected.
Qin Haodong was still calm, even though the people around him had different reactions. He turned to look at Kim Siyuan and said, “Miss Kim, I know that the third patient is you. What do you think? Is my diagnosis right or wrong?”
“Junior Sister, tell him quickly that the diagnosis was wrong. You are as normal as one can be, and your body can’t be healthier…”
Li Joongki was shouting happily, but he found Kim Siyuan was looking at Qin Haodong excitedly with a troubled expression on her face.
She approached Qin Haodong taking a few steps. Her lips trembled slightly due to strong excitement. “Doctor Qin, are you sure I’m suffering from schizophrenia?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course I’m sure, but your mental illness is irregular. If I’m right, it should happen every 14th day of the month. However, your condition is getting worse and worse. It’s much worse than before.”
Hearing the conversation between them, the ongoing uproar immediately disappeared, and everyone’s faces revealed a look of surprise.
What did that mean? Could it be that such a beautiful woman was a psycho? How was that possible? Could the Koryo have sent a nut case to attend this exchange meeting?
The smile on Li Mintae’s face suddenly disappeared, and he looked shocked.
Kim Siyuan had studied medicine under him since she was eight years old. When she was admitted, her parents did ask him to feel her pulse, but he had found there was nothing wrong with her body.
In the following years, Kim Siyuan would ask him to feel her pulse once a year, but her body was very healthy and her pulse was stable. He didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. If there was mental illness, he should have detected it long before.
Just as he wondered about this, Kim Siyuan plopped down on her knees in front of Qin Haodong. “Doctor Qin, please save me. I really have schizophrenia. I can’t stand it. I will be tortured to death if it goes on like this…”
Seeing this scene in front of them, the onlookers were silent for a while, and then they burst into an uproar like before.
No one had expected this to happen. Just then, the two sides were still competing with their medical skills. The situation changed so fast.
Li Joongki was stunned at first. When he came to his senses, he quickly ran over and wanted to reach out to pull Kim Siyuan up.
“Junior Sister, are you crazy? Why are you asking this guy for help?”
Kim Siyuan pushed him away and cried, “Get out of the way, Doctor Qin is right. I’m indeed suffering from schizophrenia.”
She begged Qin Haodong again, “Doctor Qin, please save me. I can pay as much as you want as long as you can cure my illness…”
Qin Haodong shook his head and said, “Miss Kim, you’d better stand up. I can cure your illness, but I can’t do it for you.
“This is just a diagnosis competition without treatment, so I’m sorry. Please find someone else.”
“No, Doctor Qin, please, please, please save me. No matter what you want, please save me…”
Kim Siyuan cried sadly. For more than 20 years, it was the first time that she had met someone who could notice her illness. How could she miss this opportunity?
Alice stepped forward and said, “Medical Sage, your diagnoses for the three cases are all correct. I declare that you have won the competition.
“As a doctor, I don’t think you should refuse your patient. Since Miss Kim has asked for medical treatment and you have seen through her illness, you should help her relieve the pain.”
Qin Haodong said, “Miss Alice, I understand what you said, but the Medical Sage of her country is sitting right there.
“You know the purpose of their visit. In this case, do you think it is necessary for me to take action?”
After that, he turned to Kim Siyuan and said, “Miss Kim, I believe you’re mistaken. Your Medical Sage is sitting right there. You can go and ask him for medical treatment.”
“It’s no use. I’ve tried it.” Kim Siyuan wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes and said, “I have been suffering from the disease since I was a child. It’s just that my parents didn’t tell anyone about it because they wanted to keep it a secret. But these years, they secretly took me to many world-renowned hospitals to be treated.
“I had visited almost all the famous western medicine hospitals in the world before I was eight years old, as well as the World Medical Association, but it was of no use. All the examinations said that my mental state was normal.
“Later, my parents thought about giving Koryo medicine a try, so they took me to my teacher’s house. They begged my teacher to feel my pulse, but he didn’t find my disease.”
Everyone turned to look at Li Mintae when they heard Kim Siyuan’s words.
Li Mintae suddenly felt very nervous and uncomfortable. His face was so hot that it looked as if it were on fire.
He had been known as the Medical Sage before this, but he didn’t expect to learn that he wasn’t able to find his apprentice’s disease when she went to seek treatment. More than ten years had passed; he had sensed Kim Siyuan’s pulse several times and he never found anything unusual.
And this day, one of the apprentices he had brought to challenge Chinese medicine had been diagnosed with a disease. It was too embarrassing.
At this time, Kim Siyuan didn’t care about his feelings at all. She continued to say, “The reason why I studied medicine was to cure myself, but I haven’t found any clues after studying for so many years.
“Not even my teacher can do a thing about my illness, so I completely gave up. This time I came to Huaxia to attend the cultural exchange. My real purpose was to test Chinese medicine and see if it could cure my disease.
“There’s no doubt that Doctor Qin is the best Chinese doctor in Huaxia, so I came here to have Doctor Qin take my pulse.
“Now it seems that I was correct. Doctor Qin was truly able to detect and diagnose my illness. After waiting for more than 20 years, I finally see hope!
“Doctor Qin, please, no one can save me except you.”
After listening to her, the audience was roused again.
“You can’t even cure your disciple’s illness, how dare you also call yourself Medical Sage? You can’t be compared with the Medical Sage of Huaxia…”
“It’s so embarrassing. His medical skill is at a lower level…”
“Mighty Medical Sage, even such a difficult and complicated disease was discovered by him. He’s my idol…”
Qin Haodong glanced at Kim Siyuan and said, “I’m sorry, I still can’t cure your illness!”
“Why?” Kim Siyuan and Alice asked at the same time.
Alice said excitedly, “Medical Sage, although your medical skills are very good, you are also a doctor. As long as a patient asks you for treatment, you should help her. Why refuse her?”
Qin Haodong said, “You’re right. The doctor should relieve the patient’s pain, but the premise is that the patient has to respect the doctor and the medical skills.
“But they didn’t show due respect to our medical skills. They said their medical skills are better than ours and now they want me to treat her. Do you think that’s possible?”
Alice did want to help Kim Siyuan, but Qin Haodong’s words were reasonable, leaving her speechless for a moment.
Kim Siyuan hurriedly said, “Doctor Qin, I was wrong! I apologize for my mistakes and arguments. After seeing how extensive and profound your medical skills are, I finally know how wrong I was. Please forgive me this time!”
Qin Haodong said lightly, “If you didn’t need me to save you, would you have apologized for your mistakes?”
“Yes!” Li Mintae said suddenly.
He approached Qin Haodong and said, “I wanted to challenge you, but now I don’t have the courage and qualification to challenge you.
“She has stayed with me for more than ten years, but I didn’t detect her illness. This is enough to show the medical skill gap between us.
“I was a frog at the bottom of the well and overestimated myself. I didn’t see the profoundness of Chinese medicine.
“Now I know that I was wrong. I formally apologize to you!
“After returning to my country, I will immediately take back my improper remarks and give up my title of Medical Sage. You are the real Medical Sage!”