"The doctors say what you tell them to say"

The Caribbean doctors, as Christophine has already pointed out, are invested in maintaining white colonial male power. In England, too, they are unlikely to disbelieve a powerful, rich English man in favour of his Creole wife. If they do, they can probably be bought: gold, as Antoinette notes, is the idol of the British.

Charlotte Perkin's Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) explores the collusion of powerful males, husbands and doctors, in misinterpreting and misdiagnosing female madness in the nineteenth century.