The Jagged Years of Ruthie J
by Ruth Simkin, M.D.
Few people could spend years locked up in a mental institution and emerge against overwhelming odds as a prominent physician. Ruth Simkin, M.D., is one of these people. Now a respected doctor, Simkin shares her stranger-than-fiction story of life in a 1960s mental hospital as an epileptic patient in her memoir, The Jagged Years of Ruthie J.