Mansions of Madness
Absent-minded, acclaimed neurologist and assiduous reader
Doctor Ravi is a tall, slim man in his late thirties.
He is always well dressed, with high attention to details, even when he goes to the library – which seems to be his second home.
He likes smoking pipes. Strangely enough, he always carries two different ones with him. And it is not uncommon to see him tossing one away just after a few puffs, start smoking the other one with the highest satisfaction, and then restart all over.
One peculiar characteristics of Doctor Ravi is the way his speaks. He fancies long pauses, during which he seems to listen to something, and after which sometimes he starts completely new sentences.
Only living son of the wealthy Ebbestol family, Ravi was an introverted child, who preferred to play by himself with his imaginary friend, Lavo, than with the other children in the neighbourhood.
He first met the famous physician Morton Prince when he was only 15, while forcedly attending a charity night event in Boston with his father.
Deeply fascinated by the neurologist’s stories and by his charismatic presence, he read avidly all his books and chose to follow his footsteps.
He specialized in neurology at the Harvard Medical School, the youngest doctor of his year, and soon started his own practice, treating with particular interest patients affects by Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Prince himself was impressed by the capacity of the young doctor to understand such a difficult disease, and soon asked him to start a collaboration that is revealing fruitful and profitable for both.
In spite of his professional results, Ravi private life lacks any brilliancy.
He has not made friends at University, doesn’t attend social events, and, as far as gossip is concerned, has never had a girlfriend. When asked, he facetiously answer that his friend Lavo has always been a good enough company. And reading books is all he wants for his spare time.
By the way, all speak very highly of him.
His patients, all unanimously saying that he seems to read in their mind, and that he seems so familiar with their disease that he often describes their problems as if they were his own.
And the workers at the library, where he seems to spend all his spare time, who are always a bit surprised by his sudden changes of mind, but like him nonetheless, the kind and absent-minded doctor.