Unlike the crowd’s panicky state, Bjorne merely lowered his head calmly and looked at the unsightly patient before him.
Suddenly, he reached out his hand and firmly grabbed Tony’s chin.
That simple action instantly made Tony’s chin lose all feeling as he released his jaws from clamping on Bjorne’s hand. No matter how he struggled, his mouth refused to listen to his brain and remained agape. Eventually, he could only helplessly glare at Bjorne with bloodshot eyes.
Finally, he realized he could move his limbs and immediately swung his right hand against Bjorne’s face. However, Bjorne had already inserted a few silver needles into some important acupuncture points before Tony could even touch a hair on Bjorne’s head.
As a result, Tony was magically subdued right before everyone’s astonished gazes.
In fact, there was no sign of his earlier antsy behavior. On the contrary, it seemed as though all the fight had left him, and he became utterly pliant. There was even a trace of peace on his weary face.
A few proctors widened their eyes and exchanged disbelieving looks. They, too, saw the shock on each other’s faces.
When were those few silver needles inserted into the patient‘s body?
How could the effects of only a handful of silver needles be so good?
The examiners were practically bursting with questions.
Jordan had already cautiously neared the bed during their silent discussion.
He saw Bjorne’s bloody hand and asked with concern, “Is your hand alright, Dr. Larson?”
Bjorne raised his hand and clenched it before flexing his fingers.
‘Thankfully this is only a flesh wound. He didn’t get anything important…’
So, Bjorne shook his head with a dismissive smile and told Jordan, “It’s fine. Could you get me some alcohol and gauze?”
Soon, a nurse brought the things over, and he used the alcohol to clean the wound before efficiently dressing it. Finally, he flexed his fingers and twisted his wrist around to check if it would affect his movement before nodding with satisfaction.
After that, Bjorne walked to the bed before leaning down and whispering to Tony, “Hang in there. I can heal you…”
Tony nodded eagerly and placed his trust in this unfamiliar doctor. Although he wasn’t a professional by any means, he still trusted what his body was telling him. Moreover, this new doctor had managed to suppress most of the itchiness within seconds!
So, there was no reason not to trust this doctor.
Bjorne ensured to be as quick and efficient as possible throughout the checkup. He didn’t do anything invasive and merely checked the patient’s eyes, tongue, and ears before asking a few simple questions.
“Does it itch really badly when you’re angry?”
Tony nodded obediently.
“It feels even worse when you take a cold bath, right?”
He nodded again.
When Bjorne had been able to pinpoint something like this, the revelation made Tony a little worked up.
“That’s exactly it, bro. You’re a genius. Please help me. It’s killing me…”
Tony was a rather outgoing person, so when he saw that they were close in age, he immediately started chattering away. His cooperative attitude naturally made the entire procedure move along more quickly.
Nonetheless, a guilty expression showed up on his face when he saw Bjorne’s bandaged hand. He didn‘t expect to act up like that when he became agitated. But he really couldn’t help it at the time.
The prickly sensations were just too unbearable, coupled with his annoyance at what he deemed useless doctors; he lost control right there and then.
“It’s fine. Calm down. Or else you’ll start itching again.”
“Hang in there. You’ll recover soon…” Bjorne didn’t give any warning before he started adjusting the silver needles on Tony’s body.
The technique he used earlier could only temporarily suppress the symptoms, but it would show up the instant Tony’s emotions got the better of him once more.
Tony immediately tried to calm down after listening to Bjorne’s warning.
Once everything was settled, Bjorne returned to Roland’s side and reported succinctly, “The patient is experiencing cold urticaria. Intense emotions would also cause the inflammation to flare up. The cold would only exacerbate the patient’s condition…”
Everyone else in attendance knew Tony’s symptoms but couldn’t help but be surprised to hear the cause of the symptoms from Frank.
It made them wonder if Bjorne indeed possessed such a high proficiency in medicine. Once that revelation hit them, they immediately diverted their displeased gazes toward Kevin.
It was apparent what they were hinting at. They had shown their support for Kevin. He was done for if this was all a hoax.
He let out an awkward cough and sidled away as he couldn’t stand their intense stare.
“You almost deceived us all with your tricks. You probably secretly peeked at the patient’s medical records before this.”
The other proctors’ gazes all landed on the medical record hanging on the patient’s bed at his timely reminder. The page that it was flipped to just happened to display the patient’s symptoms for all to see.